Let’s recall the history of establishment the "Union of Donbas Volunteer Fighters." Its establishment dates back to early 2015 and its first head was Russian terrorist and political analyst Alexander Boroday, a Russian citizen.
Having headed the “DPR” enclave for half a year, Boroday said that his task of a "crisis manager" is completed, announced that the "DPR" had become a real state, and decided to create the "Union of Donbas Volunteer Fighters."
Just over a year ago, Moscow hosted the congress of five hundred delegates. As claimed by the organizers, they were the veterans of war in Ukraine. They came not only to ask for money from Russian taxpayers, but announced they were ready to defend “our motherland” again, if such a need arises. They meant “our motherland” to be a land “where Russian people live."
Preparing coup in Montenegro
It was not so difficult to find "Russian people" elsewhere. The main thing is to find a country, which strives for joining NATO. There, "Russian compatriots", "professional Russians" must be found.
In December 2015, the branch of the "Union of Donbas Volunteer Fighters" was established in the Balkans. In 2016, two non-governmental organizations have been founded: "Union of the Balkans Volunteer Fighters" and "Balkan Union of Cossacks." These organizations have actually embraced the pro-Russian mercenaries in Montenegro, Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and Russia, who have participated in different military conflicts under the Russian flag (including in Ukraine and Syria).
In June 2016, a solemn event of the "Union of Donbas Volunteer Fighters" and the evening of Russian-Montenegrin friendship were held. At the meeting, it was announced the establishment of a Cossack volunteer organization with a military tradition in the Balkans.
In September 2016, Montenegro’s Kotor hosted the first large two-day meeting of the "Balkan Union of Cossacks" with songs, dances, fraternization of Serbo-Montenegrin people and the peoples of Russia. They also conducted a rally against NATO.
A month later, public prosecutor of Montenegro Milivoje Katnic informed about the detention of a group of militants on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts, getting ready for the seizure of state institutions, and killing the Prime Minister. The group was detained on the day of parliamentary elections in the country.
Later it became known that the conspirators were a group of 20 fighters from Serbia, Montenegro, and Russia, some of whom fought for Donbas terrorists. The group actions were coordinated by Russian nationalists.
The observers and analysts do not doubt that the Russian authorities wanted to organize a coup.
This story concerns not Ukraine. It concerns Europe. The success of its project largely depends on whether Europe will understand that there are many generals in Russia, who see its borders far beyond those identified in 1945.