The Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Nikolay Milkov and his counterpart from the Republic of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani, visited the secretary of the Bulgarian cultural club in Ohrid, Hristiyan Pendikov, in the Military Medical Academy in Sofia. Pendikov is in hospital after he was attacked and beaten in Ohrid.
"Bulgaria firmly insists that the perpetrators of this and other similar acts be punished with the strictness of the law, in order to put an end to the atmosphere of impunity that creates more violence," Minister Milkov pointed out. "I once again condemn the attack against Hristiyan Pendikov. The institutions in the Republic of North Macedonia will do everything to create atmosphere of zero tolerance for violence, especially when it is inter-ethnic violence," Osmani told BGNES.
In the meantime, it became clear that Ilija Spaseski from Ohrid, who attacked Pendikov and broke his jaw, was given a 30-day remand. /BGNES