Montenegrin citizens are against joining NATO. Thousands of Montenegrins remember NATO bombing. The government of Milo Djukanovic, the voice of the people can not hear.
To full NATO membership in Montenegro, there is still at least a year. If the flags - the flag, if the banners in the Cyrillic alphabet, there is no doubt that those who came to protest today, want to "go East". Slogans at the March clear and without translation. The people here are sensitive to what may soon be a break with Russia. But if the communication between people no dictionary is not needed, the Montenegrin authorities pretend that they do not understand.
Referendum regarding NATO membership, the residents are already required six months and many despair, was about 15 thousand, to today's rally came no more 1,5 thousand people. But for Montenegro, where only lives 600 thousand is a lot. Mother Miroslav KneÅ¾eviÄ‡ even 16 years later only wears black. Her son was killed during the impact of NATO air power in the tiny mountain village of Murino in 1999. To destroy would supposedly transport infrastructure - the bridge across the river. But the strikes were not at night and in the middle of the day. The area of a shop called "square of the victims of the NATO". Oddly asked officially residents, was refused. Modern government of Montenegro is trying to make people forget, but here I remember all the minute.
For residents of Mulino, as tens of thousands of other Montenegrins, membership in the Alliance sounds like black humor. But the government is serious, there is already a plan of NATO's fleet in the Bay of Valdanos. It wanted to turn into a resort, but a non-profit Foundation MANS, who annually receives for its activities of EUR 1.5 million from overseas, not given to the tender. It was in 2010. If all go according to plan. Montenegro will become a permanent member of NATO in 2017.
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