ARM says photo of soldiers showing eagle sign is from 2014
Thursday, 26 January 2017

The Army of the Republic of Macedonia (ARM) reacted to Thursday's articles of soldiers- ethnic albanians in service of ARM, who made two-headed eagle symbols by crossing their hands. The information was first released on the Albanian web-site Shqiperia Ime.

"We inform you that this is a photograph of former soldiers who have not been serving ARM for a longer period of time, i.e. after the completion of the voluntary service they do not work for the ARM," the press release reads.

They informed that it was confirmed that the photo has been taken in the barracks of Veles, during the service of October 2014 - January 2015.

This is the information that the Albanian portal "Shqiperie Ime" published. They claim that few albanian soldiers allegedly declared solidarity with their colleagues from Greece, who were punished after the incident. However, the claim turned out to be fake, as the photo is much older.

For publicity purposes, one can expect more soldiers are expected to take selfies showing the eagle sign and forwarding it to online portals.


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