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Montenegro officially becomes NATO member today
14:29, 5 June 2017
Montenegro officially becomes NATO member today

The country became 29th member-state of the Alliance

14:29, 5 June 2017

Reuters

Montenegro officially became 29th member –state of NATO today. On this day, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, along with US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will attend ceremony in the US State Department with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković, during which the document on joining of this Balkan republic the alliance will be passed over.

Russia sharply reacted to this step of the Balkan country.

Related: Prime minister and speaker of Montenegro banned from entry to Russia

Earlier it was reported that in May 2016, the Alliance member countries signed the respective protocol. Last month, the country’s parliament approved the law on Montenegro’s membership in NATO; on May 12, the government ratified the mentioned NATO protocol.

Related: Russia attempted to hinder Montenegro to join NATO

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