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Moscow: EU and NATO want to impose the Platform in order to destroy Macedonia

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs today expressed its concern regarding the situation in Macedonia and noted that the political crisis in Macedonia has further deepened, due to outside interference into the country’s internal affairs. In a statement via "Twitter" by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Skopje, it stated that with active assistance the EU and NATO are...

Vitaly Churkin, the diplomat who brought the decree that Russia recognizes Macedonia

The Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, who died suddenly yesterday in New York, in 1992 was a representative of Moscow who brought the official decree with which the Russian Federation officially recognized Macedonia under its constitutional name. At that time, from June 1992 to October 1994, Churkin was then the Russian Deputy to Foreign Minister Andrey Kozyrev. According...

Moscow: Shameless manipulation of voters could destabilize Macedonia

"We note a serious aggravation of the political crisis in the Republic of Macedonia. It is obvious that the contrived early parliamentary elections, which were held on December 11, 2016, have not helped stabilise the situation", said Monday's commentary of the department for information and press from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. According to the Russian...

The West is forcing Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina to join NATO, says Nikolai Patrushev

The Security Secretary of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev last night said that a stable course for a further expansion of NATO has been set and which strives to drag Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina by force to join the Alliance. In an interview for “Rossiyskaya Gazeta,” he said that there are ongoing efforts to move elements of the American global...

Harassing diplomats is regular intelligence business from Moscow to Macedonia

Diplomats from the United States, staff in the embassies and their families in Moscow and in several other European countries in the past period have been targets of harassment and intimidation as part of an organized campaign orchestrated and systematically implemented by the Russian Intelligence and Security Services, reported in June the prestigious American newspaper the "Washington Post". Recently, in...

Russia has stopped all imports on beef and products with meat from Macedonia

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Control yesterday introduced temporary restrictions on imports of cattle, beef, and other meat products from Macedonia to Russia. The decision was made due to the registration of a Jazlesta epidemic in leather goods from Macedonia. The ban applies to imports such as products of beef, as well as other animal products susceptible to the...

The “Open Society” Foundation is undesirable in Russia

The Russian Prosecutions Office today determined that the George Soros Foundation "Open Society" and the  "OSI Asistens" foundation are not welcome in Russia. When the Prosecutions Office specified the reasons behind the decision, they simply said they pose a threat to the constitutional order of Russia. A spokeswoman, Marina Gridnjeva for the Prosecution said the decision was made based on the request of...

Tusk: We all should remain calm, with cool heads

President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, called for calm after Turkey, a candidate for European Union membership, took down a Russian war jet on the Syrian border.   "In this dangerous moment, after the crash of the Russian plane, we all need to have cool heads and calm remain calm," wrote        former Prime Minister of Poland on...

Putin: The stability of Macedonia is in Russia’s interest

The Russian president Vladimir Putin said that the Kremlin is closely following the situation in Macedonia and that Macedonia's stability is in the interest of Russia. Putin in Moscow today received credentials of 13 new ambassadors, including the Macedonian diplomat Goce Karajanov. - Deep historical roots, cultural and spiritual closeness, that's what connects Russia with the Republic of Macedonia. We closely...

Moscow is concerned by the attack on the sentry in Goshince

The attack on the sentry in Goshince is proof of continuous ethnic tensions in the region, announced the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "The situation is primarily affected by the serious lack of rule of law and security in Kosovo, which is an obvious consequence of the failure to resolve the Kosovo problem as a whole. Also, the more frequent...

If there are elections tomorrow, Putin would get 75 percent of Russian votes

If elections for head of state are held on Sunday, three-quarters of the Russians, or 75 percent, would vote for President Vladimir Putin, according to a recent survey of the Fund for Public Opinion Research (FOM). Thus, the electoral rating of Putin has reached a new record level when, six months ago, 71 percent of Russians were ready to cast...

EU to fight “Russian disinformation”

Twenty-eight EU member states jointly decided to oppose the "Russian disinformation," said the President of the European Council Donald Tusk at a press conference. It's still not clear what form it will take, although the most mentioned option is opening a new European TV channel in Russian language, which will be broadcast in Russia and will tell the "facts." Leaders assigned...

Russia is building a gas pipeline in Macedonia?!

The company "Strojtransgas" of Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko started building a branch of the main pipeline Klechovce-Negotino in Macedonia worth about 75 million US dollars, reports Russian newspaper Komersant, which cites a source familiar with the situation. It is currently working on the first stage in a length of 61 kilometers and a diameter of 508 millimeters, which will allow...

Russia announced countermeasures to EU sanctions

Moscow will "appropriately" react to the new EU sanctions imposed due to the Ukrainian crisis, said the Russian Foreign Ministry, adding that such measures won’t contribute to resolving the conflict in Ukraine. The announcement of the Russian Foreign Ministry reads that Moscow is surprised and confused by the introduction of new sanctions and that they are contrary to common sense. EU...

New peace plan for Ukraine is being prepared

French and German diplomats are actively preparing summit in Minsk with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, hoping to end the bloody conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Diplomats from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia today in Berlin are working on a peace plan, which is presented as the last chance for Ukraine before the summit in Minsk on Wednesday. Preparations for the...

EU continues to sanction Russia until September

Last night, at an extraordinary meeting of heads of diplomacies of 28 member states, European Union decided to continue the sanctions on Russia until September, announced EU High Representative Federica Mogherini. Serious debate among most member states and the minority led by Greece, which opposed their continuance, preceded the voting for the continuation of sanctions, which were projected to end...

EU threatens Russia with new sanctions

Heads of state and the governments of the 27 EU Member States today announced tightening of sanctions if Russia doesn’t condemn the actions of pro-Russian forces and begin to implement the agreement of Minsk. "We have evidence of continuous and increasingly intense Russian support of separatists, which emphasizes the responsibility of Russia," reads the joint statement, which condemned artillery attacks...