The Bulgarian ministry of foreign affairs shared the statement of Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov in which he stated, ”We are obliged to stick to the positive agenda with North Macedonia. As the main part of it, Skopje must provide calm and safe conditions for the Bulgarian clubs”.
To secure the safety of Bulgarian clubs throughout the Republic of North Macedonia, which are routinely attacked by mobs and anti-Bulgarian activists, the ministry’s main priority is raising awareness of its neighbour North Macedonia.
The Bulgarian culture club “Tsar Borris III” was attacked on November 23 when an assailant started firing inside the establishment. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the altercation, but it aroused a lot of concerns about the safety of Bulgarians in North Macedonia.
Since the club first started in Ohrid, there have been disputes. The RNM protesters were outspoken in their criticism of the country’s acceptance of the Bulgarian club. Given the recent spate of attacks against Bulgarians and their property, Minister Milkov advised RNM to safeguard the safety of its nationals.
He attributed the serious criminal acts committed in the nation against Bulgarian citizens. The club has experienced three attacks since it first opened.
To safeguard the safety of the Bulgarian population and the country’s Bulgarian sites, Minister Milkov urged the management of RNM. He stated that because both countries have the same cultural and historical legacy, the governmental leadership of the Republic of Northern Macedonia must comprehend the situation and respect the rights of Macedonian Bulgarians.