Today, the Defense Ministry issued a denial concerning claims appearing on social networks since yesterday and again today that missiles containing depleted uranium were deployed at the Krivolak military firing range facility.

Speculation began yesterday after it was announced that Defense Minister Radmila Shekerinska attended an exercise for helicopter units and land support from the United States. There was a rapid escalation in speculation that depleted uranium had been used in rockets and bombs.

It’s not true, the MoD insisted.

“The Ministry of Defense seriously denies any claims that neither current, nor future training nor exercises of our NATO partners at the Krivolak range are of any danger to the health of citizens, nor will they ever use depleted uranium bombs. Such lies are aimed at boosting distrust of NATO by the public and are being employed as part of a negative campaign for the upcoming referendum. People should be calm, Macedonia’s NATO membership brings uniquely greater safety and security for our country”, the ministry said.