SKOPJE – Self-proclaimed “Guard of the Republic of Ilirida” said on Saturday it started patrolling “wherever Albanian people live” and that “Albanian territory will not be left without protection”.
A group of about thirty people proclaimed the so-called “Rebublic of Ilirida” on September 18, in front of the statue of Skanderbeg in Skopje. They said at the time that the republic covers the area from Struga to Kumanovo.
Press release, published on Saturday by FYR of Macedonian media, says that the headquarters of the “Guard” will be active throughout the territory of the “Republic of Ilirida”, and that security will be formed in cities which they consider belong to “the republic”.
“The aim of the Guard will be confrontation with people who sold Albanian national interest. Republic of Ilirida, together with its guard is a reality now and will act in accordance with its new law, or temporary laws until the final status of the territory is resolved in accordance with Geneva Convention,” says the organization.
The statement, signed by “general Hamdi Ndrecaj – Panteri” asks citizens to “be polite” when “the Guard” executes commands, because it will benefit to the citizens of the “Republic of Ilirida”, regardless of their national, religious or racial affiliation.