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Montenegro and Serbia have expelled each other’s ambassadors over a historical dispute dating back more than a century.

Serbian ambassador to Montenegro, Vladimir Bozovic, described a decision by Montenegrin authorities in 1918 to unify with Serbia as a “liberation”.

He was accused of “interfering in Montenegro’s internal affairs” and given 72 hours to leave the country.

Montenegro’s ambassador to Serbia, Tarzan Milosevic, was also expelled.

The 1918 assembly ruled that Montenegro would become part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which was later known as Yugoslavia. In 2006, Montenegro declared independence, becoming a sovereign state for the first time since