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West meddles in Macedonia's internal affairs, says Moscow

They meddled in Macedonia's internal affairs, Russia believes.

"Despite the fact that leading politicians in the EU and NATO member-states openly urged Macedonian citizens to vote in favor, which, we believe is a totally unacceptable practice, all this ended in failure," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

What do EU officials say about Macedonia referendum?

The referendum question was, "Are you in favor of membership in the EU and NATO by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?"

In a joint statement on Monday, the two EU officials said that "an overwhelming majority of those who exercised their right to vote said yes to the Prespa agreement on the name issue and their European path."

'Yes' camp ahead in FYROM before deal referendum

According to an opinion poll carried out by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 41.5 percent of FYROM's population plans to vote "yes" in the September 30 referendum on the agreement with Greece which sees the country's name changing to North Macedonia.