President Ivanov: I am not involved in 27 April Parliament Incidents

The President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov addressed the nation on Friday evening, following the testimonies of some of the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case, which claimed that he is involved in the entire scenario for the incidents. “As President of Macedonia, I pointed out the Administration for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK) as the centre that generates all political and security crises in Macedonia more than two years ago. If UBK dares to monitor the activities of my office and include me in official reports based on non-existing events, I am appalled by the thought how UBK functioned so far by creating fictive reports to fulfil certain purposes of their management. I responsibly claim that declaring a state of emergency was never discussed in my office on that day. I also call upon all the Ambassadors in Macedonia to clarify who and why allegedly pressured me to not declare state of emergency,” Ivanov said, once again claiming that the statements provided by the defendants in the “27 April Parliament Incidents” case involving him are false.