Bulgaria Rejects Russian Allegations of Macedonia’s Partitioning

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Rejects Russian Allegations of Macedonia’s Partitioning Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov. Photo by BGNES

Suggestions that a partitioning of Macedonia between Bulgaria and Albania is allegedly being discussed are "extremely irresponsible", Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said on Wednesday.

Speaking in the Council of the Federation, the upper house of the Russian Parliament, Lavrov said earlier on Wednesday that “ideas have been floated as to why not dismember it [Macedonia] and give a part of it to Albania and another part to Bulgaria”, according to TASS.

“The mishaps, through which the Republic of Macedonia went on the way to establishing and consolidating its independence and sovereignty, are well known to everyone,” Mitov said in a statement.

“All that time Bulgaria has been the country that provided the biggest support for the independence of the Republic of Macedonia and became a guarantor of its territorial integrity,” he added.

Bulgaria was the first country to recognize Macedonia’s independence, Mitov said, and this decision has been key to stability in Southeastern Europe.

He described as “inadmissible” the attempts to call into question the European order in the region and the territorial integrity of Bulgaria’s southwestern neighbour.

“The stability of all countries of Southeastern Europe is of paramount importance to us. Attempts of countries outside the region to undermine its stability through such suggestions must be ended. There can be no doubt that Bulgaria will remain a guarantor of the independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Macedonia,” said Mitov.


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Andrew88 - 27 May 2015 // 18:59:50


Yes, the BG people can establish solidarity with Makedonian people through passports, if they have acceptable language, this is a good way to build stability in the region.

Thank you.

Rurik - 24 May 2015 // 10:57:54

Such mongrels as "ThunderSStorm" &Co prefer barking but not reading the original;)
The "ideas have even been aired as to why not dismember it [Makedonia] as an artificial state, with part of it going to Bulgaria and another part to Albania", Lavrov said. And what, there is NO such ideas? And also: why such a nervous reaction? Has Lavrov pointed a finger at some certain persons already? Still he could, I think.

malak petko - 23 May 2015 // 10:54:01

Bulgaria is not possessing a single military jet in operational conditions... while Greece and Serbia have hundreds.

So obviously we can not partition Macedonia without the approval of Greece and Serbia.
And we will never receive such an approval.

But we can issue a Bulgarian passport to all Macedonians who ask for one speaking in a good Macedonian language.

Thunderstorm - 21 May 2015 // 00:11:18

Such RuSSian accusations are examples of psychological projection. A mechanism that people use to attribute what they do themselves to the others.

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