Montenegro plot: Russia denies apologies for Montenegro coup

18:06 Nov. 11, 2016

Russia denies apologies for Montenegro coup

Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev near president Putin (AP photo)

Russians have nothing to be sorry about and never apologised for Montenegro incident

The security council of Russia denied the Guardian's allegations that its top official Nikolai Patrushev had excused for orchestrating a coup attempt by Russian nationalists in Montenegro during his visit to Belgrade. 

"All these publications do contradict reality. The domestic situation in the Balkan states was out of discussion during both consultations and meetings with the prime minister and the president," the Russian department's officials were quoted as saying.

Patrushev never apologised for anything, as he had nothing to apologise for, they added. The Guardian's Friday publication was called a provocation. 

Read also BREAKING: Serbia deports Russians suspected of Montenegro plot, Moscow apologises

As reported earlier by UT, on Friday the Guardian newspaper revealed that the Russian security council official Nikolai Patrushev had previously apologised for an alleged plot attempt in Montenegro, conducted by Russian nationalists. According to the revelations, Serbian authorities deported the Russian nationals after Patrushev's visit to Belgrade. 


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