The Army of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Ministry of Defence, paid tribute to Army members killed 21 year ago in the area of Ljubotenski Bachila, by laying wreaths of fresh flowers at the memorials in village Ljubanci, village Volkovo, Gjorche Petrov and military barracks ‘Ilinden’.
A joint Army GS and Ministry delegation, which laid wreaths at v. Ljubanci, Ilinden Barracks and municipality of Gjorche Petrov, was led by the Chief of the Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurchinovski.
At the memorial in Volkovo, General Gjurchinovski was part of the delegation led by Defence Minister Slavjanka Petrovska, which laid wreaths of fresh flowers, as part of the government delegation at Ilinden barracks as well.
On 10th August 2001 an army truck carrying soldiers, on the road near the area ‘Ljubotenski Bacila’ ran over a land mine. Tome Badarovski, Goce Chankulovski, Branko Janev, Tomislav Nastevski, Marjancho Boshkovski, Ivica Zlatevski, Tome Dimovski and Rade Jankovski, members of the army reserve, lost their lives.