Former senior official of the National Security Agency, Luka Bulatović, who was found dead in a rented apartment in Podgorica on Friday, left a video message in which he addressed the Montenegrin public.
“Tonight I have decided to do what I have condemned all my life. Tonight I decided to take a step that is nothing but cowardice, running away, but my tonight`s point of view is a sense of responsibility towards what is called professional honor and commitment to the National Security Agency.
In the previous period, my obligation was to know.
The fact that I did not know certain things, and they happened, I was afraid, is not an excuse because in that way I endangered my people and my friends with whom I worked and cooperated, from the Agency and other state bodies, primarily my family.
This is my decision tonight, as a sign of apology to all of them, and as a sign that due to doing or not doing, I feel a huge shame and embarrassment, which I can no longer cope with.
I invite all of you who see or do not see this, no matter what happens, to continue living and working in the interest of Montenegro. Montenegro that we created, defended, the best we could.
For almost 30 years of my life and work, I have professionally made every step of my life in the deepest human conviction that I work in accordance with the Constitution and the law, in the best interest of citizens, in the best interest of my colleagues, in the best interest of my family.
Today I see that this was not the case.
Today I am ashamed of that, today I am taking this step that I am not at all proud of, for which I ask all those who considered me a friend, all those who considered me an enemy, to forgive me.
I invite you all to forget this madness that has been happening in recent days, in recent months, to agree that this country, which is infinitely beautiful and which I love infinitely, I have lived with every atom of my life for its prosperity, security and safety, will continue to live, that in it both my and your children, and the children of their children and future generations, live successfully and prosperously.
Please, dear friends, forgive me.
May Montenegro be eternal!”