The Kremlin responded to statements about participation in the attempted coup in Montenegro

Dmitry Peskov

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Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called the words of the Prosecutor of Montenegro on the participation of Russia in the coup attempt “absurd” and “irresponsible”

The Kremlin has called irresponsible the statement of the Prosecutor of Montenegro Milivoja of Katnica that the coup was prepared with the participation of official authorities, reports RBC.

“We day after day we fix some of the absurd accusations against Russia, day after day, refute these accusations. Including declare that there can be no question about the involvement of Moscow and the official Russian side to some internal developments in Montenegro”, — said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

He reiterated that Russia does not interfere in the internal Affairs of other States.

“This is too serious a word, to pronounce them not to support any reliable information. This is at least irresponsible,” he said (quoted by TASS).

Earlier, the special Prosecutor of Montenegro, Milivoj Katnic said that the coup attempt “was a Russian nationalist organization.” He added that “now we know that they were taken by Russian state authorities.”

According to Katica formed on the territory of Montenegro, Russia and Serbia the group planned in October, the assassination of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. The Prosecutor added that the head of the group was a Russian citizen Eduard Shirokov (real name — Shishmakov). Previously, he was Deputy military attache in Poland, but was expelled from the country for espionage.

“This passport was issued to him by the Russian authorities, he is a member of the Russian security services,” — said Katnic.

Before the statement of the Prosecutor of Montenegro commented on foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said that his words are ” on a par with other unfounded accusations us and our country.”

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