Russian citizens, Shirkov Eduard Vladimirovich and Popov Vladimir Nikolaevich, who are suspected by Monetengro authorities of organizing a criminal group with the aim of an armed coup involving the assassination of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, were put on the international wanted list, according to the local publication Dnevne Novine citing its sources in the government agencies, Meduza.io reports.
Along with the Russians, three Serbs have been declared wanted: Predrag Bogicevic, Milos Jovanovic and Nemanja Ristic. The latter is one of the leaders of the ultra-patriotic right-wing movement Zavetnici movement and has previously been convicted of murder, Meduza reports.
At the moment of publication, none of these persons is listed on the Interpol database.
The publication stresses that Russia will not extradite its citizens, and thus Montenegro will have to count on suspects` extradition only if Shirokov and Popov leave their country.
As UNIAN reported earlier citing foreign media, in October, the Montenegro authorities claimed they had revealed and neutralized a group plotting a coup. Russian citizens were named among the organizers.
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