PHYSICAL ASSAULT ON RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS IN MACEDONIA
Four Russian embassy officers in Macedonia, were attacked and beaten up by a group of 6 to 7 assailants Sunday night outside Skopje's Trend Cafe.
Among those attacked were Konstantin Bersenev, the first secretary of the Russian embassy, the consul-general, and Itar Tass the correspondent.
The Russian ambassador to Macedonia, Vladimir Solotsinsky handed in a protest note to the Macedonian Foreign Ministry in connection with the incident. "The Russian Ambassador has filed a note of protest to the Macedonian Foreign Ministry regarding the incident and demanded that the assailants be immediately found and punished." ,said the Russian embassy's press secretary, Svetlana Solodchul.
"A though investigation into the incident is ongoing. The police will make sure that the perpetrators be brought to justice." ,the Macedonian Interior Ministry's representative, Borce Pesevski said.
MD: This is bad news, such incidents could really affect the ties with a country, however we don't know the reason for the assault yet.