Speaking before the graduates of the police Academy the Minister of internal Affairs of Serbia nebojša stefanović has denied that the visit of Secretary of security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev was associated with the alleged deportation of Russian citizens from the Republic, RIA Novosti reported.
“I can say that it is not true. Mr Patrushev arrived in Serbia, we talked about the development of our cooperation, the fight against terrorism and extremism, cooperation in fighting against organized crime and, of course, continue our military-technical cooperation and cooperation in the field of emergency incidents. Of any citizens it was not, Serbia nobody was deported, and it was not a situation that someone has served with Mr. Patrushev, who arrived with him. So I don’t know where such information,” — said Stefanovic.
A day earlier, on 28 October, the Russian foreign Ministry information on the deportation of citizens from Serbia called “absolute fiction”. “With regard to some of the Balkan media and the newspaper “Kommersant” about the alleged deportation of Russian citizens from Serbia, otherwise as absolute fiction to call it impossible”, — stated in the message. The reason for the appearance of such information in the foreign Ministry called the lack of attention of journalists to “verify the reliability of sources of information.”
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that he knew nothing about the deportation of a number of Russians from Serbia after they were allegedly suspected of involvement in preparing terrorist attacks after the parliamentary elections in Montenegro.
Friday, October 28, the newspaper “Kommersant” wrote that Secretary of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Belgrade the day after on Monday evening, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic unveiled the details of the plan of capture of state institutions of Montenegro, which was to be implemented “with the assistance of foreign factor”.
On 16 October the Montenegrin authorities announced the arrest of a group of Serbian citizens suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in the night after the parliamentary elections. Later, Serbian Prime Minister Vucic confirmed the arrest of compatriots who planned to open fire on participants of meeting of opposition in order to provoke chaos and the storming of Parliament. The Prime Minister also said that the Serbian law enforcement agencies have identified “several threat groups” involved in the implementation of this plan, backed by “very serious people”.
Vucic said that the suspects acted “in coordination with the foreigners,” adding that “certain persons have followed literally every step of the Prime Minister of Montenegro,” Djukanovic Mila and “informed the other people who had to act in accordance with their instructions.” According to the Serbian Prime Minister, those arrested were found €125 thousand, special uniforms, and surveillance of the Prime Minister of Montenegro was carried out “with the help of modern equipment”.