Serbian President Calls on NATO to Answer for
1999 Bombing of Yugoslavia
Aleksandar Vucic stated that the Republic will forget about the
NATO aggression only when all the Serbs are exterminated
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic Russian Foreign
BELGRADE, March 25. /TASS/. NATO should answer for the
aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999,
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, speaking at commemorative
events marking the 24th anniversary of NATO aggression against
"It's been 24 years since you tore our territory apart, killed
79 children, 2,500 citizens, not only civilians, but also soldiers
and policemen. Who are you to kill our soldiers and policemen on
your own territory and in your own country? Where did you get the
right to kill our soldiers and our policemen? Who gave you this
right?" the head of state said.
"You did not prevent any humanitarian disaster. You have armed
rebel groups in one free and sovereign country, which did not set
foot on the territory of another country," Vucic pointed out.
The Serbian president also stated that the Republic will forget
about the NATO aggression in 1999 only when all the Serbs are
Serbia commemorates the 24th anniversary of NATO's aggression
against Yugoslavia. This year's central commemorative event takes
place in Sombor, where the first bomb fell in 1999 and the first
Serbian citizen died. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the
president of Republika Srpska, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and
thousands of citizens were participants in the rally and spectators
of the theatrical performance in Sombor.
NATO's aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
began on March 24, 1999 and lasted 78 days. The main reason for the
NATO offensive operation Allied Force was to prevent the genocide
of the Albanian population in Kosovo. According to NATO, during the
operation, the aviation of NATO countries has made 38,000 military
flights, with over 10,000 of them aimed at delivering bombs.
According to Serbian information, as a result of the bombing,
3,500 to 4,00...