US VP Pence calls Russian Federation threat while hoping for better ties – Normangee Star

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that means 755 staffers have to go.

Pence is now on a tour of Eastern Europe aimed at reassuring US allies rattled over Russias 2014 annexation of Crimea and backing for a bloody separatist rebellion in Ukraine.

Pence arrived in Montenegro from Georgia, which fought a brief war with Russian Federation in 2008 over the breakaway enclave of South Ossetia.

Montenegros accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation on June 5 and Georgias hopes of joining the military alliance have stirred fury in Moscow, which considers both countries to be in its historic sphere of influence.

Russian Federation and Georgia fought a brief war in 2008, which lead to two breakaway Georgian regions, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, declaring independence.

Moscow officially recognised South Ossetia and another rebel province Abkhazia as independent after routing Georgias forces and moved thousands of its troops into the regions.

Joining Chicago Tonight to discuss the sanctions against Russia, Putins response, and the investigations into Russian electoral interference are John Mearsheimer, professor of political science and co-director of the Program on International Security at the University of Chicago; and Ccile Shea, a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs who was a USA diplomat for more than two decades.

Later on Tuesday Pence will inspect troops taking part in joint U.S.

Pence also insisted again that Trump is gearing up to approve new punitive measures against Russian Federation that have already pushed battered ties with Moscow still lower.

Pence told a press conference in Georgia on Tuesday that Trump would sign the bill soon, although the White House has not set a timeframe.

Pences European trip comes several days after the U.S. Senate voted last week to approve the new financial sanctions against Moscow.

Pence arrived in the tiny Adriatic republic on Tuesday on the final leg of a European tour created to reaffirm Washingtons commitment to the security of Eastern Europe in the face of an emboldened Russian Federation. It was a show of support after its entrance into the alliance sparked bitter opposition from Moscow.

On Tuesday evening, speaking at a dinner with Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Pence said your courage particularly in the face of the Russian pressure inspires the world and I commend you for that.

Pence is attending the Adriatic Charter Summit in Podgorica on Wednesday afternoon, which also brings together leaders from Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Slovenia.

The future of the Western Balkans is as part of the West, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday during a visit to Montenegro two months after it joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in defiance of Russian Federation.

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