Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov
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The Kremlin has no information that would confirm or deny media reports about the deportation from Serbia Russians suspected of preparing terrorist acts after the elections in neighboring Montenegro
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov commented on the reports that some Russians were deported from Serbia after they were suspected of involvement in the preparation of terrorist attacks after the parliamentary elections in Montenegro. On Friday he said “Kommersant”, linking the recent visit of the head of the Russian security Council Nikolai Patrushev in Belgrade with this scandal.
“Nothing about it”, — told reporters Sands (quoted by “Interfax”).
Elections in Montenegro were held on October 16. At the same time, the authorities announced the detention of citizens of Serbiawho were going to attack opposition protests in order to provoke Parliament storm. As said Serbian Prime Minister Alexander Vucic arrested acted “in coordination with foreigners.” Later the Serbian media, as wrote “Kommersant”, reported that among the detainees there were citizens of Russia.
During Patrushev’s visit to Belgrade, which took place on Tuesday, October 25, edition of Danas, citing close to the government sources, reported that a few Russians were deported “for participation in the preparation of terrorist acts in Montenegro.”
According to “Kommersant”, one of the purpose of the trip Patrushev in Serbia was mitigating the situation to prevent a scandal in the Russian-Serbian relations.
Commenting on this information, Peskov said that Patrushev “is in the process enough active interaction and dialogue with their foreign colleagues.” “You know that it is actively communicating with counterpart from different countries. Given the special nature of our relations with Serbia, it is quite normal that there are such exchanges of visits. During such visits, mainly discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the region”, — concluded the representative of the Kremlin.
Earlier reports about the deportation of Russians at the Russian Embassy in Belgrade. There they called speculation. “Official notification from the Serbian side the Embassy has been received,” — said the press attache of Embassy Yury Pichugin.