Moscow’s reaction on the referendum in FYROM

Moscow’s reaction on the referendum in FYROM

Authorities in Moscow have reacted following Sunday’s referendum in FYROM, where voter turnout was only 36%.

“The 36,8% voter turnout does not enable this referendum to be valid and it shows that voters in Macedonia chose to boycott the agreement signed between Skopje and Athens. NATO and EU senior officials have openly supported this agreement and have interfered in this country’s internal affairs”, the Russian Foreign ministry said.

International media have recently reported that one of the reasons behind this low turnout in the referendum includes Russia’s influence. According to the Guardian, the failure of this referendum was a victory for Russia. During his visit in Skopje, US Defence  Secretary, Jim Mattis raised the alarm about the Russian influence on Sunday’s referendum. /ibna/