"Pranksters" published details of interview with Zaev: What he said on Vucic...VIDEO
Two Russian "pranksters" framed Prime Minister of Northern Macedonia Zoran Zaev with an interview, introducing themselves as a former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
In the five conversations they conducted with Zaev, as they said for Sputnik, they told the North Macedonian Prime Minister that he should bribe the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the independence of the Macedonian church. Zaev told the fake Poroshenko he was ready to pay to the Patriarch Bartholomew USD 100.000 in cash.
On behalf of Poroshenko, "Pranksters" told Zaev that Macedonia has "excellent chances" and "can start the process" of becoming autocephalous. It is stated that the realization of "this condition, among other things, can also help." They suggested "discounted sum". "I had paid more than USD 150.000",Poroshenko said.
There were also words about Kosovo, the division of the territory, and the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Hashim Thaci were also mentioned. Zaev was worried about the exchange of territory and Vucic being "a Russian man". Zaev tried to deny everything he had said the previous day, though he admitted that he talked to "pranksters". As he said, after publishing this conversation on social networks, he had to call both Thaci and Vucic and explain to them what actually happened and what he actually wanted to say.
What the "prankers" say
Sputnik interviewed two "prankers", Vovan (Vladimir Kuznetsov) and Lexus (Alexei Stolyarov), who said that nothing from the published footage was changed.
"We did not change the text, we just published what he said," If we listen to the video, we hear the word donation. "He was not surprised that he only had to pay US$ 100,000 and that this would guarantee the autocephaly of...