I am completely calm because I have committed no crime, and for the whole time while I was in office at the Ministry of Interior, I worked professionally, said the former Minister of Interior, Gordana Jankulovska, after appearing before a judge of the preliminary investigation.

Jankuloska’s hearing lasted nearly three hours. The former Interior Minister is the third suspect in the “Fortress” case, which was opened by the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The former minister gave a statement to the media after the hearing, and repeatedly reiterated that the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office is a political calculation on behalf of the SDSM and that the opposition have designed cases against people they consider to be political opponents and the SPO only investigates cases against members of the party, the VMRO-DPMNE party.

She confirmed that during today’s hearing, prosecutors from the SPO requested that the Judge Aleksandra Pop-Stefanija be excluded and replaced, which Jankuloska also claimed was a politically motivated move.