first_imgPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro will have to beef up its public support for NATO and strengthen the rule of law before it can become a member, the alliance’s secretary-general said Thursday.The tiny Balkan state is deeply split between its traditional ties with Russia and those wanting to join the Western military alliance. Polls say public support for NATO has never exceeded 40 percent.Russian officials have warned Montenegro against joining NATO, saying the Kremlin would regard that as a provocation. Montenegro, which has had strong economic and cultural ties with Russia, has joined Western sanctions against Moscow for its policies in Ukraine. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Quick workouts for men Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img

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