The special Prosecutor of Montenegro Milivoje Katnic said that Russian authorities were involved in the coup attempt, which aimed to prevent the country’s accession to NATO, according to the newspaper Vijesti.
“These events was the Russian nationalist structures, but also, now we know that they were attended by Russian authorities,” — said Katnic.
According to him, at the head of the group, preparing the coup and the murder of former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, was the citizen of Russia Edward Shirokov, whose real name Shishmakov.
“He’s not a captain, and Edward Shishmakov that in 2014, he was Deputy military attache in Poland, but expelled because of espionage to Russia as a persona non grata. This passport was issued to him by the Russian authorities, he is a member of the Russian security services,” — said Katnic.
On the eve of the Telegraph with reference to sources in the UK government announced that the coup attempt in Montenegro involved in the Russian special services. One of the interlocutors of the newspaper claimed that the coup was to take place the day of the parliamentary elections of 16 October 2016. He noted that the coup attempt might be to blame uncontrolled Russian agents and nationalists, but “it’s hard to imagine that all this has not received approval from above.”