Petrovska: Given the conduct of Russian foreign policy, I don’t see why Lavrov would come to Skopje


Macedonian Minister of Defense Slavjanka Petrovska said in an interview with the MTV national broadcaster that she sees no reason for Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to participate at the OSCE meeting in Skopje, given the conduct of Russia and its foreign policy.

“There is no confirmation of Lavrov’s arrival, but given the conduct of Russian foreign policy, their interference in the internal affairs of states, but above all their attitude towards Ukraine, I don’t see why he would come here,” said the Ministry of Defense.

Petrovska said that during the past period, North Macedonia as OSCE chair has really given its utmost, made maximum efforts to successfully complete the Chairpersonship and the OSCE to fulfill its mission, reads the press release.

“Not always everything is up to us. Other member countries, in this case also Russia as OSCE member should show that it really knows how to nurture and value the OSCE values,” said the Minister.


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