Dimitrov: Being part of NATO does not mean bad relations with Russia

The West needs to improve its relations with Russia, but this is only possible if the situation in Ukraine changes, said Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in an interview with the German newspaper Welt.

“In the long run, we must weaken tensions between the West and Russia and strengthen co-operation with it. Of course, the conditions for this are the establishment of peace in Ukraine and the preservation of its territorial integrity,” said the Macedonian Foreign Minister.

He believes that the relations between Skopje and Moscow will not worsen if Macedonia joins NATO.

“Being part of the North Atlantic Alliance does not mean bad relations with Russia,” Dimitrov explained in an interview with the German newspaper Welt.