NATO Secretary General explained to Serbs the necessity of shelling and urged to look forward

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The bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 was carried out to protect the population and the overthrow of President Slobodan Milosevic. This was at a meeting with Serbian students in Belgrade, said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the TV channel of RTS.

“Many still disapproved of those attacks, but it was done to protect civilians and end the Milosevic regime, he said. But my most important message is that we must look to the future.”

Conducted in March by the Institute for European Affairs, the survey showed that more than half of the Serbs (62%) would not accept an apology from NATO’s bombardment of their country. The same survey found that 84 percent of residents opposed the entry of Serbia into NATO.

The NATO military operation against Yugoslavia began on 24 March 1999 and lasted 78 days. The reason for this media called the wave of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. According to the Alliance, aviation unit made 38 thousand sorties, over 10 thousand of them were committed with the aim of bombing attacks.

According to Belgrade, the victims of the attacks were from 3.5 thousand to 4 thousand people, including about 400 children. Another 10 thousand were injured.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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