VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski qualified the Russian attack on Ukraine as war, not a military operation – a term preferred by the Russian side.

Nobody expected that we’d see war in Europe in the 21st century. This is horror, there are no words to describe what is happening. I mind the distinction between soldiers and civilians, those are all lost human lives. This is war, aggression, conquering a nation, the worst act in humanity, Nikoloski said during a TV interview.