Exposed: New evidence reveal Montenegrin plotters participated in Crimea invasion

16:05 Nov. 21, 2016

New evidence reveal Montenegrin plotters participated in Crimea invasion

Bratislav, a Serbian Chetnik, who works alongside pro Russia self defense units stands at a check point 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sevastopol (AP photo)

Montenegro plotters participated in 2014 Crimea invasion, new evidence show

Aleksandar Sinđelić, a Serbian national accused of participation in a group preparing a coup d'etat and  assassination of the PM in Monetnegro has been revealed as an active participant of Russia's 2014 Crimea annexation, the RFE/RL reports.

Sinđelić is considered as a founder of "The Serbian Wolves", a radical pro-Russian organisation. 

A video record of Skype conversation between Sinđelić and Vencislav Bujic, a Serbian political scientist, dated March 11th, 2015, was published by the agency. During the conversation, Sinđelić tells his companion about his ties with Russia's Ministry of Defence. He also talks about a man named Bratislav Živković, who, according to Sinđelić, was a member of the so-called 'Chetnicks', a Serbian combatant organisation, the militants of which joined the Russian 'cossacks' in guarding the Sevastopol checkpoints during the Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. 

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It was Sinđelić who was giving recommendations to the Russian military on the Serbian volunteer militants seeking to join Russia's operation of invading Crimea, Vencislav Bujic told agency. 

Sinđelić also mentioned make trips to Moscow concerning his pro-Russian conspiracies and had a direct access to the Ministry of Defence of Russia. In particular, he said that he subsequently lost his trust towards Živković and persuaded Russian military officials to arrest him. 

As reported previously, the Montenegrin prosecutors revealed names of two Russian militants orchestrating the group of approximately 20 Serbians and Montenegrins participated in a coup attempt in October.

Read more Russian conspiracy, names revealed in Montenegro

The group of plotters wanted to attack the Montenegrin parliament after the October 16 elections, kill the prime minister Milo Djukanovic and bring a pro-Russian party to power. All of them were arrested in Podgorica, the Montenegrin capital.

In Serbia, another group of Russians were also detained with EUR 120.000 in cash and with special forces uniforms. These Russian plotters also had encryption equipment and were able to keep track of the country Prime Minister's whereabouts. 

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