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А number of Bulgarian ministers and diplomats have condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for telling his Macedonian colleague George Ivanov on May 24 - the Day of Slavic Literacy - that the Cyrillic script came from Macedonia.
"The Slavic alphabet and literature came to us from Macedonian soil", Putin told Ivanov during the Macedonian President's visit to Moscow.
The inaugural Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum opens on Thursday in Serres, central Macedonia, with the goal of serving as a think tank to outline the current state of affairs, take a look at political indicators and navigate toward growth and cooperation during this crucial period for the region in terms of culture, the economy and other areas.
Moscow has been "closely monitoring the developments in Macedonia," Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
This is according to a Beta report on Wednesday, that quoted Macedonia's MIA agency.
Putin made the remarks as he met with Macedonian (FYROM) President Gjorge Ivanov, who is on a two-day visit to Moscow.
On the Bulgarian-Turkish border there is a 6km queue of cargo vehicles at Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, at exit from the country, while at Lesovo checkpoint - 3km, the press office of Chief Directorate Border Police said.
On the Bulgarian-Romanian border there is a 2km queue of cargo vehicles at Vidin checkpoint.
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, on a visit to Russia, is expected to meet President Putin on Wednesday to "discuss issues pertaining to further development of bilateral cooperation", Putin's office wrote in a press release.
"They will also exchange opinions on current regional issues and, primarily, on the situation in the Balkans," the same press release reads.
BRUSSELS - The W. Balkans is a priority for the EU, which is working together with international partners to support all countries of the region on their European path, Brussels says.
A sudden, almost simultaneous resolution of political crises in Albania and Macedonia is seen by the European Commission as a result of such joint engagement.
The US didn't resolve Macedonia's crisis, it made it much worse, and the fate of the Balkans is now in jeopardy because of the latest American-brokered "deal".