Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic invited for talks Andrija Mandic, the opposition leader who was sentenced last week on charges of attempted terrorism and coup in Montenegro in 2016, Montenegrin media reported on Saturday.
According to Podgorica-based Vijesti daily, Vucic has sent the Government's airplane to bring Mandic for talks.
Podgorica Higher Court found guilty all those accused of attempted terrorism and coup d'etat on the general election day in Montenegro in 2016 including Mandic, one of the leaders of pro-Russian Democratic Front (DF) being sentenced to five years in prison.
Vucic and Mandic met in the southern city of Nis on Friday, where the President attended a parade held on the occasion of the WWII Victory Day. Reportedly, Mandic told him there that “DF and the Serb people are the main targets of the staged political process in Montenegro.”
Besides Knezevic, Podgorica Higher Court sentenced another DF leader Milan Knezevic. Eight other Serbia's citizens and two members of Russia's intelligence service were found guilty in the case as well. A Serbian national received a suspended sentence.
Following the judgement, DF leaders called on Vucic and the Government of Serbia to end communication with President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic and “anti-Serb authorities.”