Former Prime Minister and former leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Lubco Georgievski, speaks in an interview for “Focus” about his former party, for which he says it is incomprehensible how it became a more pro-Serb party.
“Unfortunately, since the time of Nikola Gruevski, VMRO-DPMNE has been the bearer of a perfidious policy of supposedly protecting identity, while basically Serbized Macedonia,” says Georgievski, who is now leader of VMRO – People’s Party. They are fighting against Bulgarization, while we are witnessing the peak of Serbization of Macedonia. We see Serbization in all areas: Culture, art, sports … When the Macedonian and Serbian teams play, we cheer for the Serbian team. In the 1990s, we were covered with Yugoslav Macedonians. Today, we have open Serbization. “Not to mention how brutally the Serbian-chauvinist holidays are celebrated in Macedonia,” Georgievski stressed to Focus, INA reports.
According to him, the holiday Kumanovo-Zabrenjak, the blackest day in the history of Macedonia, when Serbia invaded Macedonia, became a good holiday.
“In these days in Štip was celebrated the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Bregalnica and the unveiling of the restored commemorative plaque,” he said. “The most scandalous moment is that Zoran Antic, Secretary of State in the Serbian government, in his speech referred to Macedonia as old Serbia and southern Serbia, and all this in front of Macedonian soldiers and representatives of the government and local government,” said the former prime minister.
He also stresses that there are two or three websites such as “Serbs in Macedonia”, “Serbo-Macedonians” and “Spona”, which openly argue that VMRO are servants and the Bulgarian agenda and the Macedonian people are a Serbian people.
“There are hundreds of such texts on these pages and nobody answers.” When I revived the idea of an independent and autonomous Macedonia and founded VMRO-DPMNE, I knew one thing, although most of VMRO-DPMNE do not recognize me today. VMRO-DPMNE was forced to separate Macedonia from Serbia. And the main problem in the first 11 years was the fight against Serbian chauvinism and the concept of creating the Macedonian state. Today, after 30 years, when I see that we are de-Yugoslavized, but very Serbized, I cannot say that I am not disappointed. If you conduct a poll and ask whether you want Macedonia not to return to Yugoslavia but to merge with Serbia, I am sure that 80 percent of Macedonians without Albanians will vote for it,” Georgievski, among others, stressed./almakos/