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Russian agents main suspects for attempted coup in Montenegro

Russian citizens Eduard Shumakov and Vladimir Popoc, suspected of organising terrorist activities in Montenegro and forming a criminal organisation, are agents of Russia's Main Intelligence Agency (GRU), British, U.S. and other intelligence agencies confirmed, the Podgorica-based media reported on Sunday.

Serbian citizens admit involvement in terrorism attack in Montenegro

Three Serbian citizens, suspected of having taken part in an attempted coup d'etat in Montenegro on 16 October 2016 and arrested on a Montenegrin warrant, have been released after striking a deal with the prosecution, pleading guilty and agreeing to a five-month prison sentence, the media in Podgorica reported Friday.

Man arrested in Montenegro for war crime in Croatia

Montenegrin police on Tuesday evening arrested Miroslav Jovic (47) at Tivat airport, charged with a war crime committed in Croatia, electronic media in Podgorica reported on Wednesday, citing a police press release.

Montenegro wants to question two Russians over coup attempt

The Montenegrin Justice Ministry has sent to the Russian Justice Ministry a request to question two Russian citizens -- Eduard Vladimirovich Shirokov and Vladimir Nikolaievich Popov -- suspected of leading a criminal group that conspired to attack Montenegrin state institutions, assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and permanently destabilise the country.

NATO official says no base in Montenegro

NATO Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller has said there will be no NATO base in Montenegro, alleviating the concern of the Montenegrin public that one of the country's seaports could be used for military purposes, Montenegrin media said on Friday.

Djukanovic won't continue as Montenegrin prime minister

Montenegro's longtime Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic will not continue as the government head despite just having won a close election race, a statement by his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) indicated Tuesday.

Montenegrin opposition refuses to recognize election result

The Montenegrin opposition said Monday evening that it will not recognize the result of parliamentary elections because of the influence of an alleged anti-terrorist raid carried out by police, the daily Vijesti reported online.

Montenegro's Djukanovic set to extend 25-year reign reign

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and his Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) were on their way to extend their 25-year reign after winning the most votes in Sunday's tense election, projections indicated.

Belgrade has no comment on arrest of Serbian citizens in Montenegro

State officials in Belgrade on Sunday declined to comment on the Montenegrin police operation which resulted in the arrest of 20 Serbian citizens suspected of an alleged preparation of terrorist attacks, saying they would not comment on the incident until the end of parliamentary elections in Montenegro and until they get more information.

News of terrorism threat ups ante in nail-biting Montenegrin polls

Tensions went up by a notch during elections in Montenegro Sunday when police said they had arrested 20 Serbian nationals, accusing them of intent to destabilize the country by terrorism.

Djukanovic says Montenegro stable country, 20 terrorists from Serbia arrested

Montengrin police say they have arrested 20 Serbian nationals suspected of terrorist activities amid tense parliamentary elections that may end Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic’s 25 year-long reign.

Montenegro holding parliamentary election on Sunday

Montenegro is holding a parliamentary election on Sunday, the tenth since the introduction of a multi-party system and the fourth since it gained independence, and the vote will be a sort of referendum for or against NATO and European Union membership.

Former Montenegro President goes to prison for corruption

A former top Montenegrin politician was sentenced to 22 months in prison for corruption after striking a plea agreement with prosecutors, a court said Monday.

Montenegro doesn't expect incidents ahead of Kosovo ratification of border deal

Montenegro and Kosovo signed the Border Agreement in August last year in Vienna, as a result of three-year-long negotiations.

Montenegro opens 2 more chapters in EU entry talks

Montenegro opened two policy chapters in its European Union accession negotiations in Brussels on Thursday, whereby the number of opened chapters has risen to 24.

FM says Croatia to be among first to ratify Montenegro's admission to NATO

Croatia supports Montenegro's progress towards NATO and Zagreb will be among the first countries to ratify Montenegro's accession to the Alliance, visiting Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said in Podgorica on Friday.

NATO and Montenegro launch accession talks

NATO and Montenegro officially launched two-day accession talks on Monday, two months after that country received an invitation to join the Alliance.

Kacin says Montenegro's NATO entry talks to last 1-3 months

Slovenian Ambassador to NATO Jelko Kacin has said that Montenegro's NATO accession talks could last between one and three months, after which the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Montenegro could be launched as the next and final stage of integration.

New protests staged in Podgorica against Djukanovic government

Several thousand Montenegrins rallied on Sunday in Podgorica at the invitation of the pro-Serbian opposition to protest against the government led by Milo Djukanovic on which the parliament will take a vote of confidence on Monday.

FM: Montenegro's NATO membership to stabilise region

Podgorica has stated that the document will be ratified by its legislators by the end of this month.

Montenegro replies to Russia: We decide on our own future in NATO

Russia's request comes ahead of the meeting of the western military alliance's ministers in early December, when Montenegro should be invited to join NATO.

Moscow concerned about Montenegro's NATO membership bid

The Russian lower house of parliament, the Duma, is expected to adopt a declaration on Friday opposing Montenegro's entry into NATO.

Montenegrin police quell opposition demonstration

The police said that Andrija Mandic, a DF parliamentary deputy and one of the organisers of the demonstration, had been taken into custody.