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Kommersant: Russia Acknowledges Montenegro Independent

Published date: 12.06.2006 22:03 | Author: Kliping inostranih medija

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Russia Acknowledges Montenegro Independent
Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed a Decree on Acknowledging the Republic of Montenegro, RIA Novosti reported referring to the Kremlin's press service.

Pursuant to the decree, Montenegro has been acknowledged as a sovereign and independent state by results of the independence referendum held May 21. The president committed the foreign ministry to hold negotiations with Montenegro and establish diplomatic relations on the level of ambassadors.

The former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro declared independence once 55.5 percent of the voters backed up the decision to end a partnership with Serbia. After a while, Serbian President Boris Tadic also acknowledged the independence of Montenegro.