“The statement by the leader of the opposition coalition“ For the Future of Montenegro” Zdravko Krivokapic, criticizing Western sanctions against Russia, evokes respect and support. The position of the politician who won the parliamentary elections expresses the opinion of the majority of the population of the Balkan state, which the country’s authorities forcibly dragged into anti-Russian hysteria.” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergey Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “The victory of the opposition coalition in the parliamentary elections indicates a possible change in the vector in Montenegro’s foreign policy in the near future. It is obvious that support by citizens of politicians who advocate the country’s national sovereignty and full cooperation with other states is a pan-European trend. It is especially important that the erroneousness of unilateral anti-Russian sanctions is declared in such a state as Montenegro, which in recent years Brussels and Washington have been actively turning against Russia.”
“Russia is in favor of maintaining stability in the countries of the Balkan region and we always call on politicians to engage in public dialogue in the interests of citizens. Refusal from the sanctions policy promoted by Western Russophobes is inevitable. At the same time, even with the preservation of various kinds of illegal restrictions, Russia continues to strengthen its own economy and improve the social sphere and is also open for cooperation and mutually beneficial partnership with other countries. The insight that is gradually emerging in the political establishment of Europe gives some hope for the transition from the era of general mistrust and confrontation to sustainable development.”