Montenegro began to freeze the property of Russians who fell under the sanctions

The authorities froze the property of two Russian citizens – in Zabljak and Budva, one of them appealed this decision. Previously, Montenegro joined all EU sanctions real estate of Russians who fell under the sanctions” />

The Montenegrin authorities began to freeze real estate owned by Russians as part of the implementation of the sanctions regime, the country's Foreign Ministry said, Balkan Insight reports.

TASS also wrote about this with reference to a document published by the Cabinet of Ministers of Montenegro.

As Balkan Insight was informed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the property of two Russian citizens was frozen— in Zabljak and Budva. One of the Russians filed a complaint with the Administrative Court.

At the end of February, Montenegro, which is not a member of the EU, joined all EU sanctions against Russia, including individual and economic restrictions. The authorities promised to pursue their policy regarding the conflict in Ukraine 100% in accordance with EU policy.

Podgorica also joined later sanctions packages against Russia.

< p>In early June, three countries— Montenegro, North Macedonia and Bulgaria— refused to give permission for the overflight of an aircraft en route to Serbia, on board of which was Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. As a result, the Minister's visit did not take place on the planned dates.

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Montenegro called the closure of airspace for the Russian aircraft inevitable. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Ranko Krivokapic, explained that the country fulfilled its obligations under the imposition of sanctions. He also expressed surprise at the violent reaction to the incident and said that Lavrov could have reached Belgrade by train.

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident “unthinkable”, and the actions of the three countries— outrageous. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the three countries showed hostility, but emphasized that their actions cannot interfere with Russia's contacts with other countries.

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