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Two Bulgarian military cemeteries in North Macedonia have been desecrated

| updated on 10/14/21 4:23 PM
MEP Angel Dzambazki from VMRO (Bulgaria)
Photo: BGNES

The information that two Bulgarian military cemeteries on the territory of North Macedonia, provided by Macedonia Foundation, is being taken very seriously, and the Foreign Ministry of Bulgaria is working actively to clarify the facts and to take the appropriate action, the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states in a position. 

Earlier in the day it became clear that Bulgarian military cemeteries near the town of Kavadarci in North Macedonia had been desecrated, Viktor Stoyanov, chairman of Macedonia Foundation, told bTV. Both cemeteries are registered with the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. They kept the bones of over 400 Bulgarian soldiers who died in the First World War. 

North Macedonian authorities have not informed the Bulgarian embassy in Skopje or the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry about the exhumation, as required by law.
Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has sent a signal regarding the act of desecration to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. He calls for urgent action and an EU response in order to stop such ugly provocations on behalf of Skopje.

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