Russia ‘assassination plot’ and Brexit ‘limbo’

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Daily Telegraph carries claims from senior Whitehall sources that Russia plotted to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro and overthrow its government last year.

It is claimed the plot was designed to sabotage Montenegro’s attempts to join Nato and was foiled “only hours” before being carried out.

The paper says British and American intelligence agencies have gathered evidence of “high-level Russian complicity” – but the Kremlin has denied any involvement.

A leaked document seen by the Observer suggests the EU is concerned that millions of EU nationals from other countries living in the UK will be “stranded in a legal no-man’s land” after Brexit because of weaknesses in Britain’s immigration system.