A Russian is officially accused of planning of the assassination attempt on the ex-Prime Minister of Montenegro

Montenegrin authorities suspect a Russian citizen, Eduard Shirokov, of planning the assassination of the former Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Đukanović.

As Vijesti Online reported, he was charged in absentia of criminal organization and terrorist activities.

Earlier Shirokov and another Russian citizen, Vladimir Popov, were on the international wanted list. According to the prosecution, they and other citizens of Serbia planned to arrange mass riots and a coup d’etat on Parliamentary Election Day on 16 October 2016.

On 27 October, a Serbian daily newspaper, Danas, informed that several Russians were expelled from Serbia for planning terrorist acts. It was reported that the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, was involved in the situation in order to prevent a scandal in Russian-Serbian relations. Serbian authorities denied this information and stated that Patrushev’s visit was planned.

  Montenegro, Serbia, Russia