Western imperialism, led by the USA, in the referendum of 21 May 2006 in Montenegro unfortunately realized its destructive goal of creating the project begun in 1990 of totally smashing the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which was the equal-rights union of Yugoslav nations and ethnic minorities and the first socialist state in the history of Yugoslavia.

The first phase of the final blow of western imperialism on the remnants of Yugoslavia was carried out on 4 February 2003, when the bourgeois pro-imperialist counter-revolutionary regimes in Belgrade and Podgorica resolved to terminate the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and the second and final phase was executed this past Saturday in the referendum in Podgorica. Although the League of communist youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ), as the youth movement of the new Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ), categorically stood against the dissolution of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and against the creation of the union of con-federal creatures of Serbia and Montenegro under the control of the pro-imperialist regime in Belgrade and Podgorica. SKOJ supported the call of the Party to working people, anti-imperialists, patriots and progressive citizens in Montenegro to make clear their opposition to the secession of Montenegro, primarily because something so retrograde was the primary goal of western imperialism under the leadership of the USA.

The goal of western imperialism is to realize political, economic, and military expansion to the east, toward Russia, among other things, and to destroy the unity of Serbia and Montenegro was also demolish the mutual tolerance between the working class of Montenegro and the working class of Serbia.

SKOJ unshakably stands on the positions of the International Communist Youth against change of borders in the Balkans that were established after the Second World War. The policy the worse, the better is the basic idea of western imperialism on the territory of former Yugoslavia.

SKOJ expresses deep regret and bitterness at the destruction of the state of Serbia and Montenegro by the fraudulent referendum perpetrated under the umbrella of the European Union.

Many unassailable facts show that the secession of Montenegro had been planned jointly by Djukanovic’ s pro-imperialist bourgeois regime with the leadership of the EU and the USA. Numerous moves and measures of the pro-imperialist government in Podgorica on the eve and in the course of the referendum were undertaken by arrangement with the western masters. 

The referendum question in large measure suggests an answer in favor of termination of the common state.

Besides that, the organizers of the referendum had to resort to gross fabrications together with the active participation of EU representatives Lajcik and Lipka. 

Also, on the eve of the referendum Djukanovic’s pro-imperialist separatist regime used the controlled supprt-state media to intensify the separatist atjosphere and anti-Serb mood. 

Many examples were recorded of arrests of anti-secession activists and of attempts to falsify lists of voters, as well as other irregularities. Montenegro’s citizens resident in Serbia were denied their right to vote on 21 May. Milo Djukanovic’s and Montenegro’s pro-imperialist campaign was also supported by some pro-imperialist bourgeois parties in Serbia, the jost influential being the part of the regime in power in Belgrade.

SKOJ, with disgust, rejects the recognition by the Belgrade regime of the referendum results. This clearly shows, despite their pro-forma support of a unified state their pro-imperialist orientation. 

The people of Serbia and Montenegro are fore-ordained by destiny to live in a unified state and to share the good and the bad.

The idea of living together in one state is eternal and will outlive the secessionists and traitors of all stripes. The day will come when the working class of Montenegro and the working class of Serbia will unite and say NO to their pro-imperialist rulers and extend the hand to their proletarian brothers and sisters from the territory of our socialist fatherland, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in the struggle for true freedom, equality and independence. This will come about only by driving out imperialism from our territory.

Long live the brotherhood and unity of Serbia and Montenegro!
Long live the brotherhood and unity of the peoples of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia!
The Balkans belong to the Balkan peoples!

Central Committee of the League of the 
Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (CK SKOJ)
Belgrade, 23 May 2006