Mladenovski: 27 April parliament Incidents were organized by UBK

At the new hearing over “27 April Parliament Incidents” case in the Criminal Court in Skopje, one of the defendants, Mihail Mladenovski, revealed that the intrusion in the Parliament has been organised by the then management of the Department for Security and Counter-intelligence (UBK). “All the instructions we got came from then Head of UBK Vladimir Atanasovski, and organised by Aleksandar Vasilevski – Nindza. During the protests in front of the State Electoral Commission we were supposed to blow up the vehicles of then MP Petre Silegov and university professor Ljubomir Frckoski. During the protests, we were ordered to assault in different manners people whose interests were against those of the UBK Management in that time. Nindza told me that he and Nikola Mitrevski – Koljo have UBK badges and were given several guns. He revealed this to me when they attacked MP Muhamed Zeqiri. Nindza also had a radio device that allowed us to intercept the communications of the police. We started preparing for the intrusion in the Parliament two months before 27 April 2018. Nindza told us to get rid of the phones and clothes we used during the intrusion, and if we get caught, to claim that we were in nearby cafés, saw the protesters and instinctively joined them. It was then that I realised that they used us to protect their interests and keep their crimes hidden. The only thing they did not predict was that we will be tried for terroristic organisation,” Mladenovski revealed. The hearing then proceeded with the testimony of Zaharie Simoski, another defendant in the case, who revealed that people from the top management of UBK intended to set the homes of Radmila Sekerinska and Petre Silegov on fire. “In the press centre, when the bodyguard of Oliver Spasovski fired a warning shot in the air, I saw Igor Jug drawing his gun, preparing it to shoot. After that, we got out and met in the Woman Fighter Park across the Parliament. We realised the people from UBK used us,” Simoski said. 33 people are tried in this case for the intrusion in the Parliament, violence, inflicting injuries, attempted murder of MP Zijadin Sela, and terroristic organisation.