Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Macedonia 23.02.21 | 22:40

Mijalkov sent under house arrest

After appearing at the Prosecutor’s Office where he was served the house arrest order, Saso Mijalkov, escorted by the police, was sent under house arrest. The Basic Criminal Court – Skopje ordered house arrest and 24 hour video and audio surveillance on the defendant Saso Mijalkov.

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 22:11

Ruskovska: It is a mitigating circumstance that Mijalkov reported himself, we will consider whether to request prison detention

Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska said Tuesday that they would consider whether to request prison detention for Saso Mijalkov, but noted that a mitigating circumstance was that he reported himself. Ruskovska said he sent a message through other people that he wants to report, but only to the Public Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 20:57

Ruskovska doesn’t believe that Mijalkov was sick

Chief prosecutor at the Prosecutor’s Office for organized crime, Vilma Ruskovska says that she absolutely does not believe in the story of the former secret police chief, Saso Mijalkov, that he was sick with high fever and that in the morning he found out that the whole country was looking for...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 20:38

Mickoski: This is a circus, and the citizens pay too much for the ticket

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, commented on the Mijalkov case, after he appeared before the public prosecutor’s office to be served with the house arrest order. This is nothing but circus. They made a circus out of the state. Zaev, it’s enough, Mickoski said, pointing out that...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 20:07

Zaev: Saso Mijalkov had no other choice

Sasho Mijalkov had no other choice and did the only thing he could by reporting to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for organized crime for the house arrest order, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday. He says all potential risks have been avoided. Mijalkov initially escaped. We remain committed...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 19:10

House arrest and 24 hour video and audio surveillance order served to Mijalkov

The Public Prosecutor’s Office for organized crime and corruption confirmed Tuesday that former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov, a defendant in the “Target-Fortress” case, has been served with the house arrest order. Two days ago, as a result of operational information indicating the possibility...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 18:52

Joveski: House arrest order served to Mijalkov

Defendant Saso Mijalkov reported to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for organized crime and corruption, where he was served with the house arrest order, Chief Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has told MIA. He added that after picking up the house arrest order, the defendant will be taken to house arrest. Mijalkov...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 18:34

Mickoski: Another proof that an incompetent mafia runs the country. Resignation of the Government immediately!

Another proof that an incompetent mafia runs the country. Resignation of the Government immediately!, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski wrote on Facebook, after the former secret police chief Sasho Mijalkov, who has been unavailable to law enforcement for a couple of days, appeared in front...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 18:24

Spasovski: Earlier claim that Mijalkov is in country confirmed

The engagement and the comprehensive actions by the Ministry of Interior and other institutions have produced results. I said earlier today that Mijalkov is in the country while expecting a successful outcome shortly, Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski told MIA after former secret police chief Saso...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 17:49

The second shipment of Pfizer vaccines from Serbia arrives on Wednesday

Serbian Minister of Health Zlatibor Loncar tomorrow will hand over the second shipment of “Pfizer” vaccines to the Macedonian Minister of Health Venko Filipce at the Tabanovce border crossing, the Ministry of Health informed. The event will take place at the Macedonian-Serbian border crossing,...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 17:41

Mijalkov surrenders himself to the Public Prosecutor’s Office: I was sick with high fever, I had no intention of escaping

The former secret police chief Saso Mijalkov, surrendered to the Prosecutor’s Office. Before entering the prosecutor’s office, he gave a statement to TV24 in front of the Prosecutor’s Office. He said that yesterday he was isolated, he was sick with high fever, with Covid-19 symptoms...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 17:08

509 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

Out of 2,813 COVID-19 tests carried out in Macedonia in the past 24 hours, 509 new cases were registered, 354 patients have recovered and 9 passed away, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Macedonia has registered 99,917 confirmed coronavirus cases, while 90,096 people...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:48

Mickoski: This Government no longer has the support of the citizens, all parties need to join together and vote it out

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on all parties in the Parliament to support his initiative for the creation of a new, technical Government, in light of the persistent failings of the Zaev regime. The latest blow – the escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov as he was about...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:30

Interior Minister Spasovski refuses to resign

Zaev’s Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski announced that he has no intention to resign after the spectacular escape of Saso Mijalkov. In a press conference that is still on-going, Spasovski rejected question after question from media outlets with the same message – how is it possible that...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:24

Zaev tries to avoid blame for the Mijalkov scandal, briefs the press that he angrily berated his security team

Media close to SDSM are reporting a briefing from Zoran Zaev’s office that he reportedly held an urgent meeting of top officials who are responsible in the escape of Saso Mijalkov, that he was very angry and demanded that they urgently investigate what happened. Mijalkov, the former head of the...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:09

Relatives of the islamists sentenced for the Good Friday massacre announce protests, threaten with war

Relatives of the islamists who were sentenced to life in prison for carrying out the 2012 Good Friday massacre threatened protests and even war today. after the sentencing. This is no rule of law. We will have protests and we call on the leaders of the state to protest with us. We demand that political...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 13:43

LDP could run independently from SDSM in the municipal elections

Liberal Democratic Party leader Goran Milevski opened the possibility that the party will run independently during the coming municipal elections, and not in coalition with SDSM. LDP is removing its two members of Parliament from the SDSM led group in a sign that it wants to chart a more independent...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 13:23

Mickoski calls for Zaev’s resignation, a technical Government and early elections

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on Zoran Zaev to resign as Prime Minister and that a technical Government is formed that will organize early general elections this fall, along with the municipal elections. The call comes after the scandalous escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov,...

World 23.02.21 | 13:07

Orban: There are no Eastern and Western vaccines, just good or bad ones

The duty of all countries is to provide as many coronavirus vaccines as possible, regardless of their origin, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban. “There are no Eastern or Western vaccines, just good or bad vaccines”, he added. Hungary has signed contracts with Chinese and Russian...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 12:39

President Radev demands protection of Bulgarians in Macedonia, as an association calls for fast-track issuing of citizenships

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev sent a request to Macedonia to report on the rights and the position of the ethnic Bulgarians in Macedonia. The move comes as various political sides in Bulgaria are putting more pressure on Macedonia and as a Bulgarian association from Bitola made a request for mass issuing...

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