The allegations of the involvement of the Russian authorities to the attempted coup in Montenegro cost of power of the Republic. This was at the briefing on Wednesday, February 22, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, reports TASS.
According to her, “this is not a new campaign, she’s just going through a new phase of their promotion”. “Of course, for this campaign are Montenegrin government, as we understand,” she said.
Zakharov said that “the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dusko Markovic did not resist the temptation to join in the use of widely used in USA and EU countries thesis” on the intervention of some Russian special services in electoral processes.
Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that all such claims are unfounded. “Of course, no evidence that would be able to confirm these declarations, nor the Montenegrin officials, nor the Western media do not give”, — she said.
While the media disseminate them without consideration for Russia’s position or mention her only in passing, and such misinformation “is causing serious damage to Russian-Montenegrin relations,” said Zakharov.
February 20, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the accusations are too serious and need a factual basis, and the involvement of “official or official of the Russian side to developments in Montenegro could not speak”.
The day before the special Prosecutor of Montenegro Milivoje Catnic accused Moscow of involvement in the coup attempt, which was to occur in October 2016. On the same day, British The Telegraph reported that Russian special services might be behind the assassination attempt on the former Prime Minister of the Republic Milo Djukanovic.
16 October 2016 on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks in Montenegro was detained 20 citizens of Serbia. According to investigators, they were going to shoot the rally of the opposition, and then to provoke the participants on the capture of Parliament and the arrest of Djukanovic. 11 days later the Serbian newspaper Danas reported that a few Russians were expelled from Serbia for the preparation of terrorist acts.