VMRO-DPMNE’s Milososki Hands over Audio Material to Prosecutor’s Office

On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki handed over to the Prosecutor’s Office the audio material played by him last week in Parliament. According to him, both the material and the transcript raise serious suspicions that SDSM leader and former PM Zoran Zaev was aware, for a longer period of time, of the manner of financing of International Alliance. Milososki added that it hadn’t been legal. Zaev, according to him, helped the financing of 1 TV. The MP urged the Office to summon Zaev to give a statement on the material. The Office said a decision would be made once the material was played and analysed. SDSM said the same day its leader wasn’t involved in the case. The same day, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski called on Zaev to say whether he was meeting ex-Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, a suspect in the Extortion process, during the investigation into the case. However, he said the ex-PM should also reveal whether his brother was meeting Zoran Milevski, who was sentenced to three years in the case after he’d pled guilty. According to Nikoloski, the special investigative measures against the suspects showed that the case is “state extortion” in which the brothers are involved. Vice Zaev denied the accusations, saying VMRO-DPMNE wanted to harm his brother’s political reputation. He called on institutions to look into the allegations and publish all video and audio materials. At a hearing over the case, Bojan Jovanovski, who’s a suspect, too, had said one of the videos obtained with the help of special investigative measures showed Vice Zaev and his lawyer meeting another suspect in the case.