Kire Nedelkovski, a former SDSM official and a close friend of Zoran Zaev and Oliver Spasovski, embezzled nearly 300,000 euros, money from the Association of Tobacco Producers, transferring them from the account of the association to his own account and the accounts of his close relatives. These are the statements from the association’s bank account, which clearly shows the money transfer, Cvetan Tripunovski, member of the VMRO-DPMNE EC, said on Wednesday.

In the period from 01.01.2018 to 01.10.2018, Zoran Zaev and Spasovski’s friend, Kire Nedelkovski transferred 5.544.600 denars from the account of the Association to his own personal account. The crime of Zaev, Nikolovski and Spasovski’s friend, Kire Nedelkovski, started in 2017, in the period from 21.09.2017 to 27.12.2017 Nedelkovski transferred 1.099.500 denars to his own account. That can be established from the following statement of the Association’s bank account. The crime is also confirmed by the Supervisory Board of the Association, which in this Report dated 18.10.2018, determined that Nedelkovski as a President of the Association in 2018 caused financial damage of about MKD 9,000,000, after which Nedelkovski was dismissed.