BELGRADE, Dec 27 — RIA Novosti. The Montenegrin authorities declared two Russian citizens and three citizens of Serbia in the international search on suspicion in participation in preparation of the coup at the last parliamentary elections confirmed Spectaculator Republic on Tuesday.
In early December a local newspaper Dnevne novine, citing its own sources wrote that the Supervisory authority of Montenegro declared internationally wanted by Interpol Russian citizens Edward Shirokov and Vladimir Popov, and three citizens of Serbia on suspicion of the attempted armed coup in the elections on October 16. On Tuesday, Spectaculator officially confirmed this information.
“The special Prosecutor’s office informs the public that in connection with the investigation of criminal organizations and attempts of terrorism on the international wanted list declared two Russian and three Serbian citizen. Documents are in the database of Interpol”, — stated in the message Department.
Along with Shirokov and Popov documents to Interpol, as previously specified regional media, submitted in connection with the same investigation on the Serbs, Predrag of Bogicevica, Milos Jovanovic and Nimany of ristić. Ristic known as one of the leaders of the Serbian ultra-Patriotic movement “Zavetniy” has done time for murder and was released in 2012 on freedom, then he is actively involved in political activities.
Earlier, the Ministry of justice of Montenegro, according to the national newspaper Pobjeda, sent a request to the law enforcement bodies of Russia to those interviewed Edward Shirokov and Vladimir Popov, the suspects in the attempted coup in the parliamentary elections on 16 October in the Republic. The Ministry of justice announced on 23 November that he had not received treatment from Montenegro.
According to investigators, Shirokov and priests reportedly paid a Serbian nationalist Alexander Sindjelic 200 thousand euros for the fact that he gathered a group led by former commander of the Serbian gendarmerie Bratislav “Bateau” Digicam for violent seizure of power and the neutralization of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic.
In Montenegro, on 16 October, parliamentary elections were held. On voting day, local authorities announced the arrest of 20 citizens of Serbia on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack and a coup in the parliamentary elections. According to the prosecution, the group planned during the announcement of the election results, using weapons attack gathered in front of Parliament, citizens and police officers then occupy the premises of the Assembly to “proclaim the victory of one political parties” as well as “to deprive of freedom the Prime Minister of Montenegro.” The leader of the organization, allegedly, was former chief of the gendarmerie of Serbia, Bratislav “Bateau” Dikic.
A week after these events, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic spoke to reporters, saying that the Serbian security services had identified and detained a number of individuals who organized the surveillance of the Prime Minister of Montenegro, found irrefutable evidence, and also received the confession of the suspects. He said that the relevant information was handed over to the special Prosecutor and the security services Montenegro.