Moscow warns: Forcefully inserting Macedonia in NATO will have negative consequences for Balkans


Macedonia’s accession to NATO could have negative consequences for regional security, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

The statement came following a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko and Macedonian Ambassador to Russia Goce Karajanov, TASS reported.

“The sides shared their positions on the situation in the Balkan region,” the Russian ministry said, adding it was stressed that “the plans of drawing the Republic of Macedonia into NATO may have negative effects on regional security and bilateral relations.”

The intention to continue cooperation in the areas of mutual interest was confirmed during the meeting, according to the ministry.

  • Its Just Me

    Allow me to translate: Putin is back and he means GAME!!! 🙂
    Congrats to Putin for the reelection!!!
    Sad sad time for the albanians…
    Sad sad time for the Greeks.. How about “Macedonia” I like that name 🙂 You pick up how you wanny call youselves “Greece wannabe Macedonia but cannot” GMC :))) oh it sounds like a genetically modified country
    Nato does not care for us, so why should we care about it..

  • Its Just Me

    Ivanov should just ask Putin for help to end this nonsense in Macedonia..
    Russia always has our back, thank God for it!!! 🙂