Today's Quote: Macedonian Klitschko

Quotes | May 19, 2015, Tuesday // 10:48|  views

Supporters of the ruling VMRO DPMNE party wave Macedonian and party flags and shout the slogans during a rally in support for the government, in Skopje, Macedonia on May 18, 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

"The opposition is organizing one of the acts of the Ukrainian drama by putting tents, and probably a Macedonian Klitschko will follow who will be a pawn."

Violeta Achkovska, a Macedonian historian, commenting on the anti-government protests in Macedonia during a pro-government rally.

The cabinet and many of its supporters refer to the events in Macedonia as an attempt at staging a Ukraine-style "Maidan" in the capital Skopje, similar to the one that toppled Viktor Yanukovych as President in February of last year.

Vitali Klitschko, a heavyweight boxing champion and now a mayor of Kiev, was among the leaders of the protest movement that stood against Yanukovych at the time.

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Tags: Vitali Klitschko, Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine, macedonia, Maidan


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