Protests in Macedonia have entered their second week as the country has been engulfed by a severe political crisis for almost two years. In an interview with Telegraf.rs, VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski said that the Macedonian people has taken to the streets and it will not pull out. In the interview with Telegraf.rs Gruevski talked about possible ways out of the crisis, the relations with the ethnic Albanians and the situation in the region.
Asked whether the street protests could escalate, Gruevski said that the people’s anger was huge.
“When you have hundreds of thousands of people on the streets every day, it means that the problem is serious and it should be located where it comes from. The only solution that could soothe the anger of the deceived citizens is to have their voices heard. Zaev and SDSM should realize that the people are opposed to negotiating with state and national interests, added Gruevski.
Gruevski says it is shameful and undignified to trade with something that our ancestors fought and died for.
“I hope that SDSM leadership will understand the message and listen to the people. If they reject it fearful of blackmail and if they opt for a Tirana government instead of rejecting the platform, then no one can say how the situation will develop,” the leader of VMRO-DPMNE said.