The solution for the name should be based on a broad social consensus and an impeccable constitutional basis. With the Prespa Agreement this is not the case. It just caused additional schisms in both Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, said Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs at today’s press briefing, stated the Russian Embassy in Skopje via their Twitter account.

“We are confused by the statement of Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that some businessmen who are sympathetic to Russia are allegedly financing an anti-government protest movement in Macedonia, concerning the agreement reached with Greece. The purpose of these allegations at Moscow’s expense are aimed at creating anti-Russian hysteria. There is no evidence, nor will there be anything that could confirm the words of Zoran Zaev”, said Zakharova.