VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski described the charges against SDSM official Frosina Remenski, which are the latest turn in the major racketeering scandal, as part of the confrontation between the competing linked police factions in the SDSM party. Remenski, whose husband is the head of the anti-terrorism unit in the Interior Ministry, is charged with using her political influence to get businessmen to donate to a bogus charity run by Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13.

This is the result of their internal confrontation, between police and para-police structures that is going on in the Ministry and in the SDSM party. That led to the charges against Remenski, Mickoski said in an interview with Makfax.

Remenski was frequently mentioned as part of the racketeering group that involved Boki 13 and Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, but prosecutors were reluctant to go after her and other top SDSM officials for months. Mickoski said that the promise by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that Remenski will be temporarily suspended from the party, and this will guarantee a fair trial, is bogus because Zaev himself is the center of criminal activity.

I have no idea how Zaev has the audacity to discuss having somebody distanced for criminal actions, he should distance the party from himself, given the criminal allegations starting with the Global scandal, Mickoski said.