VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski congratulated the Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle – October 23 to the Macedonian citizens.

October 23 is the foundation of the Ilinden Uprising and the Krusevo Republic, the People’s Liberation Struggle and ASNOM, but also September 8 and independent Republic of Macedonia. The endurance of that ideal of freedom and equality for 126 years shows that this nation and this state have nurtured and will nurture European and civilization values, and we should all be proud of it and continue to build it. It is our duty as a people to continue this struggle not only as a memorial to our ancestors, but as a vow to future generations. Only through hard work, persistence and renewal can we be sure that Macedonia will move towards progress and success, rather than defeat and setback. Macedonia faces challenges, but better times as well. As never before the fate of our country is in the hands of our people, and I firmly believe that the renewal will come, Mickoski said.