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US State Department Accues Russia Of Interfering In Internal Affaris Of FYROM

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On December 18, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan visited Skopje, the capital of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) where he “reaffirmed with President Gjorge Ivanov the United States’ continued support of the landmark Prespa Agreement”, according to a State Department press release.

“The two also agreed on the need to implement key reforms required by NATO and the EU, including crucial judiciary reforms,” the document said.

The Prespa Agreement reached by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev in June aims to solve “issues”, which prevent the FYROM from joining the NATO and the EU.

Under the agreement, the FYROM would add “North” to its current name [Republic of Macedonia] in exchange for Athens’ promise to stop blocking the Balkan state from joining NATO and the EU. Commenting on the situation Sullivan also claimed that it was “no secret” that Russia had tried to undermine the deal.

On December 21, the Russian Foreign Ministry released an official comment on the accusations. The foreign ministry said that the US had intervened in the domestic politics of the FYROM to enforce the “inadequate” agreement. It said that Washington is trying to justify its “unjustifiable interference” in FYROM’s domestic affairs and legitimize “the inadequate Prespes Agreement” in order to lead another Balkan country to NATO.

The Russian side also recalled that the September 18 FYROM referendum, when voters were asked whether they support EU and NATO membership by accepting the agreement struck between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece in June 2018. The vote in support of the EU and NATO ultimately failed on a constitutional ground because the turnout of eligible voters was not over 50 percent.

Furthermore, the foreign ministry pointed out that a US ambassador was in the building of the FYROM’s Parliament on October 19 when the Parliament voted in favour on constitutional changes to the country’s current name. The statement said that the voting process was accompanied with manipulations, bribery and blackmail.

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  • Tudor Miron

    Macedonia – another whore country.

    • Cazza

      True.

    • BMWA1

      Kosovars are the problem, the prostitutes themselves are probably OK.

      • Tudor Miron

        Which Kosovars? If you talk about Albanians than I agree.

    • You can call me Al

      mmmmm no; Macedonia – another Country with WHORE politicians.

      The people do not want this solution.

      • Tudor Miron

        You are right, I’m talking about official Macedonia, not its people.

        • You can call me Al

          Apologies.

  • Cazza

    Macedonian people don’t want to be part of eu, fucks up the country and In Western Europe enough people from eastern Europa are scrubbing the toilets of those fucking braindead zombies there. NATO all ready attempted to ruin the country by sending in their Albanian terror friends to bad for NATO that those albianian pigs lost the war in 2001.

  • Sinbad2

    The US also claims that Russia China and Iran interfered in American elections.
    I get the feeling the US will claim that voting can’t be trusted, and a Junta will have to control the US for a short time, just for a century or 2.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Americans with their nearly 1000 military installations around the world, ownership of NATO and CIA that recognizes no laws and no moral code is the greatest ‘interferer’ on the planet. The US is simply not credible when it complains about the other the behavior of other nations.

  • slayern2

    People in both countries absolutely hate this NATO ‘agreement’, the empire forced their puppet politicians to accept it, yet these american criminals dare to accuse Russia of ‘meddling’??