Eduard Shishmakov

Montenegro Court Sentences 13 In ‘Coup’ Case

The Higher Court in Montenegro on Thursday sentenced 13 people, including two Russian military intelligence officers and two opposition leaders, to up to 15 years in prison for staging an attempted coup in 2016.

They were found guilty of plotting to commit "terrorist acts" and undermine the constitutional order of Montenegro during the parliamentary elections in October 2016.

Investigation Uncovers Second Russian Montenegro Coup Suspect

Investigative websites claim to have uncovered the identity of one of two Russian military agents allegedly involved in the failed Montenegro coup attempt in October 2016.

A joint investigation between Bellingcat and a Russian outlet The Insider has identified a second Russian intelligence GRU officer involved in the 2016 Montenegro coup as Vladimir Nikolaevich Moiseev.

"Russian spies who went after Milo photographed in Serbia"

Two Russian agents, suspected of plotting to kill Milo Djukanovic, have been photographed in Serbia, the Daily Mail, a British tabloid, is reporting.

According to the article, they are Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov, allegedly members of a Russian secret service - and they were seen in Serbia shortly after "the failed coup (in Montenegro) in October."

Montenegro to open coup plot trial

Two pro-Russian opposition leaders in Montenegro and 12 other suspects will go on trial July 19 over their role in an alleged attempt to overthrow the government.

Montenegrin police arrested a group of Serbian nationals on the eve of a general election in October, accusing them of planning to storm parliament and target the then prime minister, pro-Western Milo Djukanovic.