Sunday, November 6, 2016

Montenegro Accuses Russia Of Plotting To Assassinate Its Prime Minister

BBC: 'Russian nationalists' behind Montenegro PM assassination plot

Montenegro's chief special prosecutor has said "nationalists from Russia" were behind an attempt to assassinate the PM and carry out a coup.

Milivoje Katnic said the plot involved killing pro-Western PM Milo Djukanovic with a professional long-distance sharpshooter.

The plotters are accused of planning to break into parliament and bring a pro-Russian government to power.

There is no evidence the Russian state was involved.

About 20 people were arrested on Montenegro's election day on 16 October and were initially identified as Serbian paramilitaries.

They are now known to include Serbian and Montenegrin citizens, 14 of whom remain in custody.

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More News On Montenegro Accusing Russia Of Plotting To Assassinate Its Prime Minister

Montenegrin prosecutor says Russian nationalists behind alleged coup plot -- The Guardian/AP
Russians behind Montenegro coup attempt, says prosecutor -- DW
Montenegro says foiled Russian-backed plan to kill PM Djukanovic -- Reuters
'Russian-backed' militants are arrested over coup plans 'to assassinate Montenegro's West-supporting PM in their parliament building and bring Kremlin-approved politicians to power' -- Daily Mail

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