Defense Ambassador Slavjanka Petrovska and US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes addressed the Russian attack on Ukraine today during an event marking the end of joint training between Macedonian and American special forces.

Ambassador Byrnes said that the events in Ukraine show why it is important that European countries develop their defense skills. She said that the US continues to seek constructive, diplomatic solutions that will protect the right of every country to choose its own path and allegiances.

Minister Petrovska said that Macedonia stands with Ukraine and calls on Russia to stop its military operations, that threaten European security.