Montenegro: Russia accused of attempting to organise a coup d’état

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Series Details 06.03.17
Publication Date 06/03/2017
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The special prosecutor of Montenegro, who is supervising an inquiry into an attempted coup d’état on the day of the parliamentary elections in October 2016, has accused 'organs of the Russian state' of trying to overthrow the Montenegrin government.

According to the prosecutor, the coup was prepared at the Kremlin’s order by Russian nationalist groups, and one of the coup’s organisers was an officer of the Russian special services, Eduard Shishmakov, a former deputy to the Russian military attaché in Warsaw, who was expelled from Poland in 2014 on charges of espionage.

Back in November, Montenegrin investigators identified another Russian citizen, Vladimir Popov, as a co-organiser of the coup.

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ESO: Background information: Montenegrin parliamentary election, 16 October 2016
ESO: Background information: Investigations in Montenegro over an alleged coup attempt

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