FIRST CITIZENS TO SERVE VOLUNTARILY IN ARM
A celebration on the occasion of taking oath of citizens who volunteered to serve military service in the Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM) was held on Friday in the "Alekso Demnievski-Bauman" barracks in Veles.
This is the first group of citizens who volunteered for serving in ARM after the conscription was abolished with the Law on Amending the Defence Law, which states that citizens have the right to voluntary military service.
"One of the tasks of the Training Command in Veles is to realize the basic citizen training for voluntary military service, which would last three months", states the Ministry of Defence communication.
MD: The abolishment of that law was a good thing for Macedonia, many young Macedonians were delighted with that. Macedonia was one of the last in Europe to do so, however the Greek youth still have to go into the military.