The ARM (Army of the Republic of Macedonia) is waiting for “specialized services” to conduct an investigation about the soldier Slagan Bojkovski, referred to as a creator of fake news. Depending on what the investigation will reveal, there could be disciplinary action against the professional soldier for damaging the reputation of the Army, which, in accordance with the Law on Service in the ARM, could result in sanction – from warning notice to termination of the contract.
“In regard to the case, we act within our authority and we will most certainly investigate it, but also other specialized services are investigating the case. When this procedure is completed, and depending on its outcome, all other necessary measures will be applied,” says the statement from the General Staff.
The professional soldier Slagan Bojkovski from Kumanovo has been named as the creator of the fake news sites which spread hate speech against migrants and Muslims, in an analysis conducted by the fake news detection service “Nieuwscheckers” from the Netherlands. The General Staff confirmed that Bojkovski has been employed in the ARM since 2002.
It is most certain that the investigation will focus primarily on establishing elements of criminal act.