Events in Macedonia Linked to Turkish Stream, Sanctions Stance – Lavrov

© REUTERS / Ognen TeofilovskiA man walks through a damaged house in Kumanovo, Macedonia May 11, 2015
A man walks through a damaged house in Kumanovo, Macedonia May 11, 2015 - Sputnik International
Russian Foreign Minister said that Moscow sees the worsening situation in Macedonia as tied to the country’s refusal to join economic sanctions against Russia and its support of constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

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BELGRADE (Sputnik) Moscow sees the worsening situation in Macedonia as tied to the country’s refusal of economic sanctions against Russia and its support of constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

“I cannot judge with a final definition, but objectively it turns out that these events in Macedonia are developing on the backdrop of the Macedonian authorities’ refusal to join in the sanction policy against Russia, as well as on the backdrop of its active support that Skopje showed in regard to the planned construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, which many in Brussels and those overseas are against,” Lavrov said during a joint press conference with Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in Belgrade.

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