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Montenegrin government session in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro
The government adopted the measures on Friday, more than five weeks after it joined EU sanctions on Moscow on March 1.
Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said the move covers a wide package of restrictions on Russian officials, banks, companies and media.
Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic at a press conference. Photo: Government of Montenegro
On March 2, the leader of Black on White, the smallest bloc in the former ruling coalition, was proposed as prime minister-designate after he announced the formation of a new minority government.
Ukrainian soldiers in Independence Square in Kyiv. Photo: EPA-EFE/ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE.
The Ukrainian embassy on Monday issued an appeal on its Facebook page for foreign citizens to help in Kyiv's fight against invading Russian forces, although the post was deleted after being republished by some media outlets.
A hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Photo: EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK
The court said Montenegro violated the European Convention on Human Rights, which says that everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal.
Montenegrin police officer on patrol in the capital Podgorica. Photo. BIRN/Samir Kajosevic
The US Justice Department said that Richard Ayvazyan, his wife, Marietta Terabelian, and his sister-in-law, Tamara Dadyan, were in detention in Montenegro. The Montenegrin Interior Ministry didn't respond to BIRN's request for arrest details by time of publication.
Supporters of the 'Right Sector' carry portraits of their comrades killed fighting in eastern Ukraine. Photo: EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY
Since December, he has been held in a migrant shelter near the capital, Podgorica, until Montenegro's Interior Ministry decides on his request; he is on a Russian-issued international arrest warrant for allegedly smuggling strategically important resources.
Servicemen of the Armed Forces self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) at a parade in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEXANDER USENKO
On November 26, 2021, the European Parliament voted sanctions on the Wagner Group and its affiliates, and the three would-be-EU-member Western Balkan countries soon joined the restrictions.