German media Tages Anzeiger (taz.de) wrote an article about the Russian influence on the Balkans by interviewing the Prime Minister ofMontenegro, Dusko Markovic.
"Russia has significantly increased interest in the Balkan countries, especially in those coastal areas. After NATO membership for Albania and Croatia, Montenegro is the country with the geo-strategic importance for the Kremlin because it borders the Adriatic Sea,"."Most of Russia's influence is in Serbia and not only politically, but also economically and militarily," Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic warns.
"The Serbian energy sector is in Serbian hands. Russia's influence also is increased significantly in the Serb part of Bosnia and Macedonia. "
Montenegro hopes the NATO membership, were for its acceptance is also given permission by Greece, France and Germany. Is remained only the signature of Canada, Spain, Netherlands and the US.
Montenegrin Government is concerned whether the new president Donald Trump will support the Montenegrin initiative, recalling his statement that "the American administration will not harm relations with Russia because of the smaller countries."
If this has an impact on Podgorica is expected to be seen in the following days.
Dusko Markovic: Russian influence is increasing in Macedonia and Bosnia Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Rating: