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MosNews: Russia First Nation to Officially Back Montenegro

Published date: 12.06.2006 15:57 | Author: Kliping inostranih medija

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Russia has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported.

In a referendum held May 21, the tiny Balkan republic voted to break away from its union with Serbia, completing the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

In compliance with the Russian presidents decree, the Russian side has recognized the Republic of Montenegro as an independent and sovereign state, the ministry said in a statement placed on its website.

Russia has offered Montenegro to hold negotiations on establishing diplomatic relations between the two states at the level of ambassadors and opening embassies in Moscow and Podgorica, the ministry said.

The announcement was largely a formality, observers noted, but Moscows statement symbolically appeared a day earlier than the European Unions recognition of Montenegros independence due Sunday, The Independent wrote.