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Lavrov called claims of Russia’s involvement in Montenegro coup unfounded
16:10, 20 February 2017
Lavrov called claims of Russia’s involvement in Montenegro coup unfounded

Foreign Minister rejects the role of Russian Security Services in coup

16:10, 20 February 2017

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied the accusations of Russian Security Services’ involvement in Montenegro coup calling them absurd and unfounded. Lavrov reported this to journalists, Interfax reports.

"This news is just another one in a series of groundless assertions blaming our country for carrying out cyberattacks against the entire West, interfering in election campaigns in the bulk of Western countries as well as allegations pointing to the Trump administration’s ties with Russian secret services, among other things," Lavrov said, according to TASS.

Foreign Minister added there was no evidence provided for these groundless accusations.

Special prosecutor Milivoje Katnić in Montenegro also accused Russia of its efforts to start a coup during election to "prevent Montenegro from entering NATO".

Earlier, British officials claimed Russian authorities were behind a plot in October to kill Montenegro's pro-Western prime minister, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing senior British government sources.

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