Montenegro’s prosecutors said Tuesday they have issued international arrest warrants for two Russian and three Serbian nationals suspected of planning an anti-government attack during October’s parliamentary election. The five are wanted for “setting up a criminal organisation and attempted terrorism,” a statement from the prosecutor’s office said. A group of Serbians was arrested on the eve of Montenegro’s October 16 polling day and accused of plotting to seize parliament.
Former premier Milo Djukanovic had accused his pro-Russian opposition rivals of being behind the plot, which he said included plans for his assassination.
Leaders of the opposition Democratic Front have repeatedly denied this, claiming the case was set up by the government.
A total of 18 Serbians and two Russians are suspected of planning the attack. According to local media the warrants for the five were issued in early December.