Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov congratulated the Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaev for his view expressed in an interview with BGNES, which caused a storm of negative reactions in our country.

Karakachanov welcomed the part in which Zaev confirmed the existence of the Macedonian identity and language, but also acknowledged the common history with Bulgaria.

He took the courage, which is why some of his opponents criticize him. This is a small step in the right direction. If we move forward with such rapid steps, I think next year we can talk about starting the negotiation process, Karakachanov said.

However, Karakachanov said he preferred not to believe in statements and interviews, but to see what was being done.

Until two months ago, the things he said about our common story, about some ordinary characters, were unthinkable to hear. A step forward. The story is common, but we need to clarify what is what. However, that is Bulgarian history, said Karakachanov, Bulgarian BTV reports.