Chief Special Prosecutor of Montenegro Milivoje Katnich said that Montenegrin authorities have facts and evidence that “Russian nationalists” were plotting a coup in Montenegro.
“I am using the term ‘nationalists’ in a negative sense. Their plan was to stop Montenegro on its Euro-Atlantic path, not to let it joint NATO. It was the original mission,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, a group of citizens of Montenegro, Serbia, and Russia was formed to prepare for the attack. Katnich said that the group, led by “nationalists from Russia”, believed that “the Montenegrin government led by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic could not be changed in elections, but was to be changed by force.
Among the detained conspirators there were Serbs who fought in the Donbas on the side of pro-Russian separatists.
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