The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed the deep concern over the latest political events in Macedonia. On 27 April after the parliamentary elections a violent coup d’etat was carried out by the opposition forces. The procedures for electing the chairman of the Assembly (parliament) prescribed by law were violated.
A few people were injured as a result of the skirmish and ended up in the hospital.
The «new chairman», who is the former field commander of the pro-Albanian People’s Liberation Army, immediately received support from the United States, some European countries and official representatives of the European Union.
The Russian Foreign Ministry is confident that such a reaction of the world community speaks of the planned nature and that the Macedonian opposition has «external curators». And the internal political crisis in the country was provoked by the grossest interference from outside.
«There is an arrogant manipulation of the will of citizens with the aim to remove from power the legitimate government», the official statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The department added that on the same day the court of France vacated the Kosovo Albanian Haradinaia, «there is obvious indulgence of the West to the Great Albanian aspirations.
The department was urged to immediately stop external interference.