NATO’s act of aggression against Yugoslavia, which lasted 78 days, ended 20 years ago
NATO’s act of aggression against Yugoslavia, which lasted 78 days, ended 20 years ago.
Barbaric bombardments killed about 2,000 civilians, including at least 89 children. Thousands of civilian buildings in dozens of cities were destroyed. The autonomous region of Kosovo was forcefully wrested away from the country. Over 200,000 non-Albanians who lived there were forced to leave their homes. Under the umbrella of NATO bombing attacks, Kosovo Albanians committed horrendous crimes, including the abduction of Serbs for illicit trafficking in human organs. Not a single charge has yet been filed.
Today, Kosovo remains the main source of instability and crisis outbreaks in the Balkans.
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NATO aggression against Yugoslavia ended on June 10, 1999.
It claimed over 2,000 civilian lives.
More than 200,000 people left Kosovo.
The UNSC adopted Resolution 1244 on June 10, 1999.
According to the resolution, Kosovo is an integral part of Serbia. The international presence was tasked with demilitarising the armed Kosovo Albanian groups.
However, after the Serbian army and law enforcement left the province, it was taken over by Kosovo Albanian militants.
It became common practice to prosecute Serbs and dissenting representatives of other ethnicities.
Leaders of militants were never held accountable for their numerous crimes, including kidnapping people for organ trafficking.
NATO's illegal actions during military operations in the former Yugoslavia were ignored by the international courts in The Hague.
NATO-led Kosovo forces have repeatedly demonstrated their inability to ensure public order and safety in that province.
On March 17-18, 2004, 50,000 people participated in the anti-Serb pogroms.
The pogroms led to human casualties and forced over 5,000 Serbs to leave their homes.
In February 2008, the Pristina authorities unilaterally proclaimed the "independence" of Kosovo.
In December 2018, they declared the creation of a full-fledged "army."
This contradicted UNSC 1244.
Tensions continue to rise in the region...
Music for the video: Beogradski Sindikat and ethno group Trag, Dogodine u Prizrenu.