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Montenegro Releases Names of Suspected Russian Assassins

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Montenegro's top prosecutor has released the names of two Russian citizens who are suspected of plotting to assassinate former Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and carry out a coup following the country's parliamentary elections. 

The two Russian suspects are Eduard Shirokov and Vladimir Popov. According to the prosecution, both suspects are "Russian nationalists" who were organizing an attack on the parliament building in Podgorica after the elections on Oct. 16. According to The Guardian, the plan involved infiltrating the parliament disguised as policemen. 

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So far, it is not clear whether the two events are connected. Russia's Foreign Ministry denies Montenegro's accusations. 

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