‘Claims of Moscow’s alleged interference in the Montenegrin election as reported by the UK’s The Daily Telegraph are aimed at stirring up further anti-Russian hysteria and jumpstarting the country’s stalled NATO bid, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

RT: In terms of the evidence for the story – this is a major accusation to make against a government potentially plotting to assassinate another world leader, one in Europe. Surely an allegation as serious as this surely deserves more than unnamed sources?

Jim Jatras: Well, of course. And to give the smallest bit of defense to these British publications – yes, it is true Milo Djukanovic is making these allegations. Is there any substance or proof to these allegations? No.’

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