The Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dritan Abazovic, said that the Government of Montenegro is trying to help Ukraine in every way in the war with Russia, and that he sees the solution in a dialogue between the two parties. In an interview for CNN, Abazovic said that Montenegro’s experience has shown that pro-Russian forces in Montenegro are not as strong as in the past.
“Montenegro is trying to contribute to peace and has a clear position when it comes to foreign policy – we condemn Russian aggression and our government has done a lot for the Ukrainian people. We have more than 10 thousand refugees in Montenegro and everyone is feeling well, they are staying in our country without any problem. Hopefully the situation will not be like this for a long time and the Russian policy will lead to the end of the war. “This kind of aggression is a disgrace to humanity,” has said Abazovic.
According to Montenegrin media, Abazovic also recalled that he spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday (June 9th) and said the government had provided a new type of assistance in line with the country’s capabilities.
“This is true. We are a small country, we do not have that much capacity, but what we can and have done is to impose sanctions on Russia and help Ukraine in line with our capacities. I’m not as happy compared to what some other countries have helped, but I hope others will do more. I urge everyone to help. The only way is to sit at a table and find a solution to peace through dialogue. “The use of weapons and aggression complicates the situation,” added Abazovic.
Abazovic says the war in Ukraine is not a war between Ukraine and Russia, but a conflict of values. “It’s a struggle for freedom and the opportunity for people to choose their own lifestyle. We in the Balkans understand this because we have had a lot of negative Russian influence here and too many wars. Our solidarity with Ukraine is great because we feel how they feel at the moment. But as in any situation, one has to sit down and find a solution. “We do not want to believe that this war will go to the end because there will be no winner in that case,” stressed Abazovic, adding that Montenegro would not make recommendations on how anyone would conduct its policy.