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Bratislav Dikic: Alleged Mastermind of Montenegro's ‘Coup’

Controversial retired Serbian general Bratislav Dikic is at the centre of a mass of conflicting theories over the background - and reality - of the alleged coup attempt in Montenegro.

Maja Zivanovic, Milivoje Pantovic, Dusica Tomovic
BIRN
Novi Sad, Podgorica, Belgrade
 
 Retired Serbian general Bratislav Dikic is at the centre of a mass of conflicting theories. Photo: BETAPHOTO7SASA DJORDJEVIC/DS.

At the Novi Sad headquarters of the Patriotic Movement of Serbia, PPS, whose controversial leader Bratislav Dikic is now in detention in Montenegro, no one wanted to comment on his arrest there for reportedly planning a coup.

In the premises that the PSS shares with the Socialist Party of Serbia, its coalition partner in the assembly of the Serbian province of Vojvodina, Socialist officials also remained silent.

“I’m not familiar with the circumstances,” Pavle Budakov, president of the Socialist parliamentary group in the Vojvodina assembly, told BIRN.

The former commander of the elite Serbian police unit, the Gendarmerie, came under a fresh spotlight when he was arrested in Montenegro over an alleged coup attempt on the day of Montenegro’s general election.

Despite that spotlight, many doubt that the truth behind Dikic’s real plans that day will be discovered soon.

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