There was no meeting, nor was there a request for one with a mediator for Mile Janakieski, as stated in an official document from the UBK (Administration for Security and Counterintelligence), classified as “strictly confidential”, which was the basis for determining the measure for detainment, said the Office of President Gjorge Ivanov after the announcement of the ruling from the Basic Court Skopje 1 regarding Janakieski’s custody measure.

“Mile Janakieski asked for a telephone call with President Ivanov, which was held on November 13, 2018, Tuesday at 16 o’clock in the Office of the President of the Republic of Macedonia. At the meeting, the topic of amnesty was not discussed at all, which the court used in its decision for detainment, which is in the jurisdiction of the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. We believe that this is a construction of lies based on assumptions in order to involve the President of the Republic of Macedonia, which is obvious after the Court’s ruling was announced to the public,” the presidential office said.

They added that this was vicious police manipulation and that the involvement of police officers means that crimes were committed, such as abuse of official position and authority, falsification of an official document, and the use of an official document with false content.

“It remains unclear, on what basis are the UBK monitoring President Ivanov and his Cabinet? We expect immediate answers from the Minister of Interior, the Director of the UBK, from the President of the Basic Court Skopje 1 regarding the correspondence from the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, which were sent today,” the presidential office added.