VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with the “Studio 10” show on TV 24 that the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov personally admitted to him that Zoran Zaev when he was opposition promised him that he would meet all Bulgarian demands just to become Prime Minister.

You asked me about Borisov, he personally told me that what they are asking for today was promised by Zoran Zaev. I did not attend that conversation, I cannot confirm the veracity of that information, I dissociate myself, but I have personally heard it from him. When he [Zaev] was opposition and when he was mayor, he met with him [Borisov] and he promised him this, only to become prime minister, said Mickoski.

Asked if he really thought anyone would sit down to negotiate on language, nation and identity, Mickoski said:

You see, I did not think that the Ilovica mine would be built, so I see that now he accidentally changed the ownership from a Canadian investor to a Bulgarian company based in the Cayman Islands. You know politics taught me something, and that is that there is nothing accidental.