The United States accused Russia of meddling in Montenegrin elections

Washington has accused Moscow of meddling in the elections in Montenegro in October 2016. About it reports Reuters.

“We are extremely concerned about the Russian intervention in the October elections in Montenegro, including credible reports that Russia supported a coup attempt in the voting day”, — told reporters a senior White house official. According to him, Washington Podgorica will provide any necessary assistance in the investigation of the incident.

In February 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. The Russian foreign Ministry all such allegations called unfounded, the Kremlin said that Moscow’s involvement in the Montenegrin events is not out of the question.

Later, one of the main prosecution witnesses, Mirko Velimirovic stated that his testimony was fabricated by the Prosecutor and signed under pressure.