The recent history of NATO enlargement has proved that it has not contributed to peace and security in Europe, but on the contrary has created new dividing lines on the continent, fostering instincts of «frontline states» and artificially dividing European countries into different groups of «privileged» and «non-privileged» states in terms of security. This NATO-centered model is outdated and inefficient in addressing real threats. It does not serve the interests of establishing cooperative security in Europe. We should not rely on the instruments we inherited from the past, but to look for ways to protect the security of all, create common European security space conducive to the principle of indivisibility of security based on the understanding that no one strengthens his security at the expense of others.
It is obvious that membership in NATO creates limits for a sovereign decision-making in the area of security. In real terms it means that Member States are expected to follow anti-Russian policies and military planning which are becoming the leading trends in NATO. It would be hard to believe that this will not affect Russian-Montenegrian relations.