The Russians Eduard Vladimirovich Shirokov and Vladimir Popov organized criminal group, whose aim was the assassination of Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic and the attempted coup. This is with reference to the Prosecutor’s misleading Vijesti.
October 16, Montenegro held parliamentary elections. Later, the authorities announced the detention of citizens of Serbia who were going to sabotage the cluding a vote and thereby to provoke unrest to seize power. After a while, Serbian media reported that among the detainees were citizens of Russia. The Russian was quoted by the newspaper Danas, according to which several Russian citizens were deported from Serbia “for participation in the preparation of terrorist acts in Montenegro.”
As wrote “Kommersant”, during a routine visit of the head of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev in the Serbian capital Belgrade could discuss this scandal and deportation of Russians. Last week The Guardian, talking about the arrest of the conspirators, wrote that Patrushev allegedly apologized for the incident, stressing that the Russian authorities have no relation to the detained Russian nationalists. The Ministry of foreign Affairs and the apparatus of the security Council denied the publication The Guardian.
In early November, the Prosecutor of Montenegro stated Milivoje Catnic that the group consisted of citizens of Serbia and Russia, had planned the murder of the Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. “Organizers of this criminal group were nationalists from Russia, whose initial premise and the conclusion was that the government of Montenegro, led by Milo Djukanovic, cannot be replaced in the elections and that it should be overthrown by force,” said the Prosecutor, stating that the conspirators were willing to kill the Prime Minister Djukanovic.
According to prosecutors, the nationalists sought the rise to power of the opposition party, but the name of the party he did not name, as the names of the detainees.
The Kremlin declared innocence to the events in Montenegro. “Of course, we categorically reject the possibility of official involvement in whatever the attempts of the organization of any illegal actions” — said on 7 November, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. A Russian foreign Ministry back in October called “fiction” information about the deportation of Russians from Serbia.