Another in the series of provocative videos was posted online – in it, the Macedonian and the Serbian flag are burnt, ostensibly by members of the Bulgarian nationalist VMRO-BND party in the city of Ruse.

The incident comes after similarly unverifiable videos of the Bulgarian flag being burnt and pissed on, allegedly by Macedonians, were posted online. Relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria are deteriorating after Bulgaria vetoed the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia and issued a long list of demands.