Zaev: Sometimes I was calling the Pranksters, believing it is Poroshenko

The PM Zoran Zaev revealed that in the communication with the Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov there were times when he was calling them and exchanged with them photographs of events from Macedonia and Ukraine. On Monday, it was revealed that Zaev has been a target of a prank of Kuznetsov and Stolyarov, who tricked him into believing they are the former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg. “In our communications, it is also possible that I have called them on several occasions, believing I am speaking to Poroshenko. We exchanged information about events in both our countries, some photographs too. However, I do not intend to resign my post or demand responsibility from anyone. I shall proceed with direct communications with heads of states because I think it is for the best of my country. We build friendships, and communications provide us with information. There is no protocol that can prevent me from calling anyone if I want to, be it PMs, presidents or whoever,” PM Zaev said. Previously, DM Radmila Sekerinska said that governmental services could not have reacted to prevent this incident from happening. “We are a target of propaganda with sole purpose to jeopardise our integration in NATO. We need to adapt, and get used to cyber-threats of this type, because there are obviously certain entities that do not want our country to become a NATO member,” Sekerinska explains.In an interview for A1ON web portal, pranksters Kuznetsov and Stolyarov explained that they decided to pull a prank on Zaev after he caught their attention with his accusations levelled at official Moscow for allegedly obstructing the integration of Macedonia in NATO.