GREEK AMBASSADOR CALLED UP BECAUSE OF RACIST CHANTS AT GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
The Macedonian ministry of foreign affairs calls up the Greek ambassador to Macedonia, Alexandra Papadopoulou for a conversation tomorrow because of the racist and anti-Macedonian chants by the Greek army in the independence day parade held in Athens.
At the meeting with deputy minister Zoran Petrov, Macedonia will leave a protest note and will ask for a formal apology, according to MIA news agency.
Governmental spokesman Martin Martinovski said at a press conference today that the racist and anti-Macedonian chants do not contribute in any way to building proper neighbourly relations.
"I dont want to comment too much, but as a princip we judge every manifestation which supports hatred. This will not contribute to the spirit of building good relations with our neighbour", said Martinovski.
"They are Skopians, they are Albanians, we will make new clothes from their skin", was one of the chants by a unit of Greek soldiers at the parade.
Greek press reports that the officer of the unit has been suspended and there will be punishments for the soldiers. The minister of civil protection ordered a research and said that no one has the right to spread hatred and xenophobia.
The Albanian government has also expressed that they will protest to the Greek government.