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Yearbook 2019

Montenegro. Those involved in the coup attempt in 2016 received their verdicts in May. There were five years in prison for two opposition politicians - Andrija Mandić and Milan Knežević in the Russian- and Serbian-friendly opposition Alliance Democratic Front. According to CountryAAH, two Russian intelligence officers were sentenced in their absence to 12 and 15 years in prison, while another nine, most Serbs, received up to eight years in prison. Another person involved is awaiting his verdict. He was granted asylum in the Russian Federation in 2018 but will be tried in his absence. It was not until the 2016 election that the coup makers, with the support of Moscow, attempted to assassinate the country's prime minister, current president Milo Šukanović, among other things, with the aim of stopping Montenegro's membership in NATO. The coup failed, and Montenegro has been a member of NATO since 2017. In October, the New York Times revealed that a Russian elite force, "Division 29155", probably behind the coup attempt; this group is also suspected to be behind the poisoning of ex-agent Sergei Skripal in the UK in 2018. The group, which is part of the Russian Federation's military intelligence service GRU, aims to destabilize Europe.

2019 Montenegro

In November, the country's Minister of Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović resigned after revealing suspected corruption in his ministry. Employees should have asked for bribes from a businessman for a building permit in the tourist resort of Budva.

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