The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro on Wednesday rejected as unfounded allegations of “Anti Russian hysteria” in Montenegro which was presented at the press conference by a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“There has been not a single case that any Russian businessmen or tourists experienced discomfort in Montenegro, nor is there is any kind of hostility in our country towards the Russian people. Thousands of Russian citizens can see this, who are staying in our country,” said the response of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.
In response, it is estimated that it is a “continuation of the special media war from Moscow” with “well-known motif of obstruction of Montenegro’s accession to NATO“.
Zakharova said yesterday that Russia does not exclude possible provocations of Russian citizens in Montenegro, their arrest under suspicious circumstances or extradition to third countries.
“The situation in Montenegro is obviously unfavorable for the Russians,” said Zakharova, reports TASS.
According to her, due to the deterioration of bilateral relations, which was provoked by Podgorica, expected Montenegro’s membership in NATO in the near future and the decision of the Montenegrin authorities to fully join the EU sanctions against Russia, Russia observes wave of “anti-Russian hysteria ” in Montenegro.