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Kremlin denies involvement in alleged plot against Montenegro's PM

Montenegrin Prime Minister and leader of ruling Democratic Party of Socialist Milo Djukanovic wave to supporters after the parliamentary elections in Podgorica, Montenegro, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian government was not involved into an alleged attempt to kill Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.

“We, obviously, categorically deny a possibility of official involvement into arranging any illegal actions,” Dmitry Peskov said in a response to a question on the investigation into a plot to kill Djukanovic.

A special prosecutor investigating an alleged plot to sway last month’s election in Montenegro said on Sunday a group of “Russian nationalists” had planned to assassinate the prime minister to get an opposition party into power.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin