“Institutional silence” about name board for Ukrainian city of Sevastopol on Russian children playground in Skopje, North Macedonia


For more than a month, the Centar Municipality, City Hall of Skopje and the Foreign Affairs Ministry of North Macedonia are silent about the questions sent by Meta.mk about the new Russian playground behind the Universal Hall in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. The playground had a board set and then removed, that had the name of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol on the boards that were attached at the playground.

The Ukrainian Embassy in Skopje confirmed in December 2021 that it sent a note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia and the City of Skopje, and as a result, the board with the name of Sevastopol was removed from children’s playground.

As a reminder, a children’s playground ornamented with Russian graphics was built by the Municipality of Centar in cooperation with the Russian Embassy in Skopje during the period before the local elections in October last year. The former Mayor of the Municipality of Centarr, Sasha Bogdanovic stated that the playground is a joint investment by the municipality of Centar and the Russian Embassy.

On two occasions we sent questions to the Municipality of Centar to ask for basic information about this playground – the sum of taxpayers’ money that was allocated for the construction works; who removed the board with the name of the city Sevastopol; and the most important question i.e. whether the decision for the construction of the playground was approved by the Municipality of Centar’s Council and who designed it.

The design, apart from the boards with names of Russian cities, included children playing play on the floor with the map of the Russian Federation.

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