Montenegro is conditioned by its European and NATO integration in a certain way of behavior. Russia hasty movement can only alienate themselves from Montenegro. The nervousness is understandable because the transition Orthodox Montenegro in the sphere of Western Europe, represent a major blow to the Orthodox Slavic world. In that bush actually lies rabbit. Montenegro as successors Dujklje, from the sixteenth century to become major Orthodox, so get over it break many visible and invisible interests.

I appreciate Montenegro and its people as independent entity who can decide what is in their best interest. But in this case Montenegro was too hasty in EU support while waiting in front of the EU firmly closed doors. Macedonia was assured by the EU officials that EU will not retaliate because Macedonia is not joining the EU sanctions.  After all Macedonia is not EU member and  therefore not obligated to show solidarity.