I would like to congratulate everyone here from Mechkin Kamen on the great Macedonian holiday August 2 – Ilinden. If the Ilinden fighters conquered inch by inch, both in 1903 and 1944 they painstakingly created a country. We see that that country is rapidly collapsing. Ilinden and Asnom’s Macedonia is collapsing. The ideals of all those who gave their lives for an independent and united Macedonia are being destroyed, the Vice-President of VMRO-DPMNE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, said on Tuesday.
“The ideals of generations who dreamed of a Macedonian country, with the Macedonian language as an official language, with Macedonian culture, with Macedonian tradition and history, with Macedonian roots dating back centuries and centuries are being destroyed. Unfortunately, we see that a Government led by SDSM and DUI is destroying these foundations and destroying these roots. The Ilinden uprising is Macedonian, and that is clear and everyone knows it, the whole world knows it. It was, is, and will remain Macedonian,” Nikoloski said.