Today the Army is involved in providing security to vital facilities

Today, the members of the Military Police in the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia are actively involved in providing security to vital facilities, including the Government, Parliament and prisons in Skopje. Reorganization and enhancement of the security of the Residence of the President is being carried out with army security. The security will be provided in combined teams with police units.

For the past two days the colleagues from the police introduced the members of the Army with the authorities, procedures and duties of carrying out this task. We inform that the army members will carry out the security of the facilities in army uniform and will possess their own personal armament.

The security of these facilities is being carried out in full coordination with the Ministry of Interior, and is based on the Decree of the Government for setting out the tasks of the Army during the state of emergency.

In this way the Ministry of Defence and the Army are assuming part of the responsibilities of the Ministry of Interior and enable the police forces to focus their capacities on tasks aimed at adhering to government measures introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The army and police are jointly investing all of their capacities in protecting the security and public health.