SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* -- The NATO Liaison Office Skopje Computers, Communication and Information Advisor participated in a visit to the southern border of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as part of an activity for the Defence Attaches Association in the county, June 20, 2017.
The group visited Petrovec Barracks where the 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade is located. The units that are deployed to the southern border of the country are part of this brigade. The visitors were briefed on the history, mission, organization, training areas, peace keeping and support operations, and current activities of the brigade.
The brigade’s commander, Brig. Gen. Mirche Gjorgjoski from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, welcomed the attendees to the southern border, and a presentation was given by a 2nd Mech. Inf. Battalion, 1st Mech. Inf. Brig., commander, Lt. Col. Goran Petrushevski from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which focused on the timing of events that followed the migration crisis that began last year. Information was also given about the length and location of the 18 km fence that was built along the border area. In the end, some statistics were given about the monthly attempts of illegal migrants crossing in several different areas across the borderline.
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name
Story and photo by NATO Advisory Team