MIA of RM
SDB – 1st Department
RUSBD [Regional Department of the State Security Service]-Kumanovo
Operative worker XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Evidentiary number 688
Subject: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, from Kumanovo,
conducted conversation. -
On 27/SEP/1993 between the hours of 12:00 and 15:00 an informative conversation was conducted with xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a close friendly connection of PT "Crni".
The conversation was conducted at our initiative, in his apartment, with the goal of obtaining findings and information of security-interesting nature, as well as evaluating the conditions, possibilities, and his readiness for his further use toward PT "Crni".
During the course of the conversation among other things, xxxxxxxx said that him and PT "Crni" have been friends since [elementary] school, for a long time they were in the same circle of friends and they were very close, but as a result of a conflict over some insignificant matter they went their separate ways and for 6-7 years their contacts had ceased, but, in the last 5-6 years they became very close once again, and they have been practically inseparable.
Concerning his ideological-political determination xxxxxx said that for some time was a member of SKM [Union of Communist of Macedonia], but, since the downfall of the communist system in Yugoslavia and the formation of the multi-party system in our state PT "Crni" formally did not join a political party. The opinion circulating in town is that he is a member of VMRO-DPMNE, but, as far as the Source knows PT "Crni" does not belong to any political party. He [Petrovski] is a big opponent to the communist, for which reason he has given large funds to several opposition parties, with VMRO-DPMNE being the largest beneficiary among them.
Concerning his [Petrovski's] commercial cooperation and contacts with business partners from abroad, the Source pointed out that at the moment he is not familiar with any of it. He is familiar with the fact that "Crni" has numerous business partners in the Republic of Bulgaria and Ukraine. He mentioned that on one occasion "Crni" told him about an event that took place at the restaurant "Baba Cana" where under the auspices of commercial cooperation, a police chief from the town of Kirov - Ukraine was present. Concerning his business connections and contacts in the Republic of Bulgaria, at present he is unable to find out anything, due to the fact that "Crni" always travels to the Republic of Bulgaria by himself, and since most of the work with Bulgaria he conducts over the telephone. Despite the closeness of the Source with “Crni” they do not talk about his commercial cooperation with companies from the Republic of Bulgaria.
Concerning him [Petrovski] the Source said that he is a cunning, cautious, and circumspect person, that he does not consume alcohol because of a kidney operation (when one of his kidneys was removed) and if he does consumed, he does so in minute quantities.
At the end of the conversation the Source said that he has not paid much attention in his contacts with "Crni" to date, and for that reason he has no security-interesting information regarding the same at his disposal. However, in future he will pay closer attention to "Crni", especially concerning his commercial contacts with the Republic of Bulgaria and Ukraine, likewise concerning his connections with owners of private companies from our state, accordingly with his capabilities he will follow the contacts and discussions with business partners who visit the restaurant "Baba Cana" and will keep us informed in a timely manner.
Concerning his willingness to place himself at our disposal for ongoing use toward “Crni”, we expressed our gratitude, but at the same time we pointed out the consequences which would befall him in case he exposed our interest to "Crni".
Regardless the fact that that during the course of the conversation xxxxxxx failed to present any new information concerning PT "Crni", however, it is our estimate that that same has both the objective and subjective capabilities to in future obtain particular security-interesting information and findings concerning PT "Crni". It is our evaluation that xxxxxxxxxx is suitable for further contacts and use at the level of an operative connection for assignments toward PT "Crni".