Tag: Russia
Macedonia 04.10.21 | 13:20

Russia expels a Macedonian diplomat

The Russian Foreign Ministry declared a diplomat in the small Macedonian Embassy in Moscow as persona non grata. The move comes after Macedonia expelled yet another Russian diplomat in August, citing unspecified violations of diplomatic conduct. These tit-for-tat expulsions have become a regular feature...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 16:56

Minister Osmani condemns move by Russia to expel a Macedonian diplomat from Moscow

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani condemned the Russian move to expel one of the two diplomats in the Macedonian embassy in Moscow. Russia was responding to the earlier decision by Macedonia to expel one Russian diplomat, for unspecified violations of diplomatic conduct. Regrets for the unjustified decision...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 12:19

Russia expels Macedonian diplomat

Russia has declared a Macedonian diplomat persona non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, in response to Macedonia’s decision to declare a Russian diplomat persona non grata in May this year. Olivera Causevska-Dimovska, acting Macedonia’s ambassador to the Russian Federation was summoned...

Macedonia 20.05.21 | 11:38

Russia says it will respond after Macedonia expelled its diplomat

The Russian Federation announced that it will respond to the move by Macedonia, who expelled a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Skopje. The diplomat was expelled a week ago, without a public explanation for his actions, who were deemed unacceptable by the Macedonian Foreign Ministry. We strongly...

World 27.04.21 | 16:50

V4 countries stand by Czech Republic

The V4 countries’ prime ministers – Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic and Eduard Heger of Slovakia – met via video conference. In a joint statement issued by the Visegrad countries after the meeting, they expressed solidarity...

Macedonia 20.03.21 | 22:01

Osmani expresses support to Bulgaria over spy affair with Russia

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani expressed support to his Bulgarian counterpart, Ekaterina Zaharieva, in dealing with the case of the uncovered spy ring, which passed on information about Bulgaria, the EU and NATO to Russia. Strong support for sovereignty of Bulgaria, our neighbour and NATO Ally. Republic...

World 20.02.21 | 15:29

Russia approves its third coronavirus vaccine

Russia has approved its third vaccine in the fight against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on Saturday. The first 120,000 doses of the vaccine, CoviVac, are expected to be shipped in March, he said, noting that “Russia is the only country today that already has three vaccines.” In...

Macedonia Sport 19.02.21 | 19:13

Basketball: Russia beats Macedonia 94:77, ends almost all hope for a place in the European Championship

The Russian basketball team beat Macedonia 94:77 at the European 2022 Championship qualifier in Perm today. Macedonia led only in the first minutes, and then completely abandoned the game to Russia, especially after Damjan Stojanovski was injured early in the game. Russia dominated under the hoops, with...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 16:54

Minister Filipce opens to the possibility of purchasing the Russian vaccine

Macedonian Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce opened the possibility of purchasing the Russian Sputnik coronavirus vaccine. Macedonia was unable to sign a commercial contract with Pfizer and so far has only received a small donation from Serbia, forcing Filipce and Zoran Zaev to turn to China, after initially...

World 15.02.21 | 11:21

Russia registers first ever test-system for UK COVID-19 strain

Russian scientists have registered the first test system in the world for the British variant of the coronavirus (N501Y), the Russian consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, announced. The new technology can be used to develop reagents for detecting any other SARS-CoV-2 mutations, as well as other...

World 02.02.21 | 14:31

First Russian vaccine shipment arriving in Hungary

The first shipment of the Russian coronavirus vaccine, enough to inoculate 20,000 people, is arriving in Hungary on Tuesday, the minister of foreign affairs and trade said in a video on Facebook, Daily News Hungary reported. Péter Szijjártó noted that under a recent agreement Hungary is set to receive...

Macedonia Sport 22.01.21 | 11:45

Handball: Macedonia faces Russia

The Macedonian men’s handball team faces Russia at the World Championship in Egypt today. Our team hasn’t covered itself in glory so far, having lost three games and winning one – against Chile. Russia needs to win the game if it wants to advance to the third round. That was enough...

Economy 30.12.20 | 19:43

Macedonia is NATO member and has no alternative to EU, but serious interest for Russia economic cooperation, says Zaev

This Government has proved its Euro-Atlantic commitment but serves the people’s interests first and foremost, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, answering the question of the MP of the Alliance of Albanians and Alternativa, Halil Snopce why Macedonia did not join the EU economic sanctions against...

Macedonia 30.12.20 | 11:15

“Zaev won’t buy the Russian vaccine but has no problem exporting his own products to Russia”

One of the major embarrassments for the Zaev regime in the past weeks was its inability to procure the Western developed coronavirus vaccines. Macedonia is left waiting for March as the earliest date when it can expect some vaccines, or relying on its neighbors such as Bulgaria, who promised to share...

Macedonia 25.12.20 | 21:52

Zaev was not interested in the Sputnik vaccine, Russian Embassy reveals

The Russian Embassy in Skopje confirmed that the Zaev Government was not interested in obtaining the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine. The revelation comes as it becomes clear that Macedonia will lag far behind other countries in the region in obtaining the vaccine, likely until the spring of 2021, and will...

Macedonia 21.12.20 | 09:14

Why doesn’t Zaev’s government follow Montenegro in sanctions against Russia

MP Antonio Milososki publicly asks whether Macedonia agrees on a common foreign and security policy with the EU. In addition, Milososki published documents showing that Macedonia did not join the sanctions imposed by the EU Council against Russia for violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine. Unlike...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 22:29

Macedonia not among the countries that aligned with the EU position to extend sanctions against Russia

Macedonia is not on the list of countries that joined the EU decision to expand its sanctions regime toward Russia. According to the decision, the “restrictive measures” introduced toward Russia after the annexation of the Crimea are being extended for almost a year from now. The European...

Balkans 17.06.20 | 14:31

Serbia expects that Russia will support any deal on Kosovo that is reached in D.C.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that he expects Russia to support any agreement Serbia and Kosovo reach at the upcoming negotiations in D.C. on June 27. The Trump administration is convening a summit over Kosovo, with the issue of border changes expected to be on the table. This prompted an...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 09:09

Colonel Kovacki speaks out against SDSM attempts to paint VMRO as anti-Western

In an interview with Alfa TV, army Colonel Dragan Kovacki, who is a candidate at the coming general elections for VMRO-DPMNE, spoke out strongly against the attempts to paint the opposition party as opposed to NATO and the European Union. Kovacki said that it’s laughable when such claims come from...

World 22.05.20 | 21:52

Russian lab approves coronavirus vaccine after testing on themselves

A Russian state laboratory team has given tentative approval to a potential coronavirus vaccine that they tested on themselves, state media reported on Friday. “There are no side effects,” research director Alexander Ginzburg said in comments carried by state news agency TASS. The Gamaleya National...

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