Russians behind Montenegro coup attempt, says prosecutor

A prosecutor has accused Russians of planning to assassinate Montenegro’s premier. Police arrested 20 Serbian nationals during October’s elections, including a former commander of Serbia’s special police forces.

A “powerful organization” comprising 50 people from Russia, Serbia and Montenegro planned to assassinate Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and place a pro-Kremlin opposition party into power, said Milivoje Katnic, special prosecutor for organized crime, on Sunday.

Last month, police of the former Yugoslav arrested 20 Serb citizens, including a retired police commander, during the country’s parliamentary elections, accusing them of planning armed attacks against state institutions.

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