UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. The Kremlin has dismissed as groundless Montenegro’s allegations Russia may be involved in opposition protests.
"No new comment is needed here. As before, these charges are groundless," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Wednesday.
Russian Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko has dismissed as nonsense charges by the authorities of Montenegro.
"How can one comment on such nonsense? Honestly, I don’t feel like saying anything serious," said Matviyenko following the latest statements by Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic. Matviyenko asked the Montenegrin politician to remember that "Russia, in contrast to some other states, has never engineered ‘orange’ revolutions or overthrown any legitimate governments.’"
"That’s sheer nonsense. I don’t feel like responding to it," Matviyenko said.
Montenegro’s capital Podgorica has been a scene of protest demonstrations since late September against the authorities’ policies, including the idea of joining NATO. On October 17 police cracked down on the demonstrators’ tent camp. The clashes that followed left 24 demonstrators and 15 police injured. Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic said Russia, which is against Montenegro’s accession to NATO may be behind the protests.The Russian Foreign Minister said that Dukanovic was keen to shirk responsibility for the soaring tensions in Montenegro and his charges against Moscow were groundless. Earlier, the Kremlin likened the Montenegrin authorities’ claims to a "search for the devil and attempts to demonize Russia."
"Searching for the devil everywhere and continued attempts to demonize Russia is a well-known favourite pursuit of many countries," Peskov said on Monday.
The Montenegrin government has again accused Moscow of involvement in the unrest.