How would Moscow feel about Skopje's NATO membership?

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Macedonia's possible NATO membership was the country's "sovereign affair."

Source: Tanjug
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Peskov also said that but Moscow’s attitude towards the process of moving the alliance’s infrastructure closer to Russia’s borders "remains unchanged."

"That’s a sovereign affair of Macedonia itself. We appreciate and value our good relations with Macedonia and are interested in cultivating our relations. However, as far as efforts to move NATO’s infrastructure and the alliance in general closer to our borders are concerned, you know only too well what Moscow’s attitude to that process is. Nothing has changed in this respect," Peskov said, according to TASS.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg earlier said Macedonia could not join the alliance until it settles the dispute with Greece over its name, and that Macedonia will be invited to NATO as soon as an agreement between Skopje and Athens is finalized.


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