Ukraine Ambassador to North Macedonia Natalia Zadorzhnyuk, in an interview talks about the rich cooperation of her country with North Macedonia in terms of the economy, culture, health, science and military. Ukraine and North Macedonia have common strategic determinations and interests. The more than 20 times bigger Ukraine, is selflessly offering its support to our country in all important areas, without exception. In her statements, Ambassador Zadorzhnyuk also expresses her gratitude to North Macedonia for the clear and firm support to Ukraine.
“Having in consideration the current situation during which we happened to have this interview, I would like to take the opportunity to thank North Macedonia and its wonderful people for its clear and firm support to Ukraine. A friend is known in difficult times” – said Ambassador Zadorzhnyuk.
Ukraine Ambassador to the RNM Natalia Zadorzhnyuk (photo: А. Mehmeti / CIVIL)
Ambassador Zadorzhnyuk, in relation to the military and military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and North Macedonia and having in consideration the common Euro-Atlantic aspirations and goals, considers that further cooperation in this area has good prospects.
“The bilateral military-technical cooperation between Ukraine and the RNM is implemented according to the Intergovernmental Agreement, which has been in force for 20 years now. During this time, several projects have been realized in the area of repairing and servicing aircrafts and helicopters in Ukraine that the Army of the RNM uses. At the same time, having in consideration the common Euro-Atlantic aspirations and goals (North Macedonia is already a member of NATO, while Ukraine hopes to become a member of the Alliance), we believe that our further cooperation in this area has good prospects”.
In the interview, the Ambassador of Ukraine, Natalia Zadorzhnyuk, in terms of the cooperation between Macedonian and Ukrainian civil society organizations and the media, pointed out that two NGOs from North Macedonia have already joined its activities.
“The platform has multiple dimensions, including a non-governmental one, at the level of civil society and the expert community. The established Crimea Platform Expert Network unites Ukrainian and foreign experts, scientists, human rights activists who will provide information-analytical and communication support for the activities of the Platform. And two NGOs from North Macedonia have already joined its activities. We hope that other Macedonian expert-analytical and media organizations will also be able to join in the cooperation with the Crimea Platform Expert Network. Taking this opportunity, I would like to invite to cooperation all those who are interested and not indifferent to the fate of Ukrainian Crimea. And the Embassy will act with pleasure in this case as a kind of a ‘bridge’”.
You can read the entire interview on CIVIL Media.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska