The Albanian People's Army (APA) said they would drive all Russians who 'impede the process of the integration of Albanian's into Macedonia's public structures' out of the country within a month's time. The Ministry of Interior of Macedonia said that a day earlier, Albanians had disseminated their official proclamation to the effect that they were beginning struggle for the establishing an Islamic state in the Balkans.
The APA also assumed responsibility for a grenade explosion that had occurred last Thursday, in the gas collector of Macedonian parliament. There were no casualties but the building was seriously damaged.
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America