Russia Denies Reports of Meddling in Macedonia’s Internal Affairs

Regardless of the accusations by American officials blaming Russia, Moscow did not interfere in the internal affairs of Macedonia, it was Washington who did, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. According to her, Moscow is still being accused of meddling in Macedonia’s internal affairs. She called Matthew Palmer’s remarks in Skopje about Russia’s involvement ‘ridiculous’. We, she pointed out, would like to note that it was the US, not Russia, that on October 19 with blackmail and intimidation of MPs pressed ahead in Macedonia’s Parliament the decision to initiate constitutional changes. The US Ambassador in Skopje was present in the Parliament’s building and managed all these processes, Sputnik reported. It is not Russia that is against the Prespa Agreement, it is the Macedonian voters who expressed their will in the September 30 referendum, according to Zakharova.