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Russia's Foreign Ministry denies Bloomberg article accusing Moscow of interfering in Macedonia's internal affairs

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Moscow, 15 August 2017 (MIA) - The accusations that Moscow is meddling in Macedonia's internal affairs are fabricated and groundless, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

'We took note of the material published by Bloomberg and widely cited by the Balkan media about Russia's alleged interference in the internal affairs of the Republic of Macedonia. Misleading references were made to an interview by the Defense Minister of that country, Radmila Sekerinska, the text of which Bloomberg chose not to make public. Given that Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabic was the target of a similar provocation by this agency in July, we urge Bloomberg to publish the full text or audio/video recording of the interview by Radmila Sekerinska', Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova told reporters today.

Moscow considers these insinuations as attempts by the enemies of Russia and Macedonia to complicate the traditionally friendly ties between our countries, Zakharova said.

Bloomberg recently published an interview with Defense Minister Sekerinska, who said that Macedonia was boosting its efforts to join NATO to protect it from Russia's interference. lk/20:12

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