Statement of Ministry of Defence
4 March 2021

On March 3 of the current year, the contract-based military serviceman I class Private, G.Z. while being on duty, carried out the shot from his automatic rifle to commit a suicide. The soldier was immediately transferred to the hospital, though he could not survive.

The incident is being investigated by the Military Police of the Ministry of Defence under Article 115 of the Criminal Code, which means incitement of a person to commit a suicide. Based on the initial information of the investigation, the incident is related to the family problems.

Ministry of Defence extends its deepest condolences over the death of the soldier and expresses its sympathy to his family.