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Russia questions legitimacy of move to change Macedonia's name


Reuters
Updated: 16-01-2019 14:52 IST
Russia questions legitimacy of move to change Macedonia's name

Russia has questions about the legitimacy of the process to change Macedonia's name, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Macedonia's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, under an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute between the neighbouring countries.

Resolution of the name issue could unblock Macedonia's bids to join NATO and the European Union. (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Christian Lowe; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)


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