BELGRADE – Russia played no role in an alleged coup plot and an assassination attempt of Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

Reports over the weekend quoted Montenegro’s prosecutor Milivoje Katnic alleging that “nationalists from Russia” planned to stage a government overthrow last month, clarifying that “we don’t have any evidence that the state of Russia is involved in any sense.”

“In this case, we do not have any information and, of course, categorically deny the possibility of official involvement in any attempts to organize illegal actions,” Peskov told reporters.