“At first, I intended, if the government went all the way, to go to jail, although unjustly, with totally crazy judgments. But in the last days I received information about my possible liquidation in the prison. Not immediately, but for some time. The final decision was at the very end,” former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said in his first interview after the escape and the political asylum he received in Hungary.

He added that the information he received about the plans for his liquidation came from people from the prison who were well informed.