In the Department of Military Security and Intelligence there are records of my statements and I reported all the information I had to the service in charge of collecting such information. I am not conducting an investigation and I cannot take the proceedings into my own hands, Defense Minister Slavjanka Petrovska stressed Thursday in the Parliament, in response to a question from the MP from the ranks of VMRO-DPMNE, Dragan Kovachki, about alleged abuses of official positions and sexual harassment of female officers in the Army.
The minister clarified that the Minister of Defense must not influence the investigation.
“Neither this nor any other defense minister must influence the investigation. In the Ministry of Defense, in the Department of Military Security and Intelligence, there are records. Whenever I received any information, which I will not say here because it is classified, I reported it to the service. I neither conduct an investigation, nor do I have the legal right to take over part of the investigation conducted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office,” said Petrovska.