The presence of the Bulgarian army in Macedonia is an occupation and nothing else, says head of the team of Macedonian historians


Dragi Gjorgiev, co-chair of the joint Macedonian-Bulgarian commission on history, said of the scandalous interview of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that these were personal positions of a politician, whose goal was probably to launch some initiatives in both societies.

However, according to Gjorgiev, the role of Bulgaria in World War II is clear and it was not only of an administrative nature.

“The Commission’s position on the presence of the Bulgarian army here is an occupation. Bulgaria enters as an occupier, enters by military force and occupies parts of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. It cannot be defined otherwise than as an occupation. Every force carries its own administration, but the very act of the then Bulgarian state cannot be defined differently,” said Gjorgiev.

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