In April of this year, at the peak of the Macedonian coup by US, UK and Germany, a Slovenian operative was detained as he was filming president Ivanov’s residence in Ohrid, reports InfoMax, citing STA.
The Slovenian operative confessed he works for his country’s secret service offering them NATO identification.
Macedonian police detained the Slovenian operative, took his drone and documents and booked him for espionage. The Slovenian Ministry of Defense contacted their Macedonian counterparts after which the man was released and his drone returned. His fine was 500 euros which is equivalent of throwing three cigarette buts on the street.
The Slovenian operative immediately left the country, and his Government insists that he was not in Macedonia on a spying mission, but was a private tourist visit.
As for the filming of the residence of the Macedonian president in Ohrid, well isn’t that what all tourists do?
The Government was complicit in keeping this information secret from the public and the Macedonian media for nearly two months, to keep anti-NATO and anti western sentiment to a minimum, at least until Zaev was installed in power.