Remembering Yugoslavia: First Victim of NATO’s Bombs

June 24th, 2022 - by BeoForum

NATO Crimes Against Humanity
Compliments of Bill Clinton and His Ilk 

(June 22, 2022) — In the first 30 days alone of the 78-day aerial bombardment of Serbia in 1999, NATO destroyed 25 Bridges, 16 major railway stations, 6 major roads, 7 airports, 60 bridges, tens of thousands of factories, offices, residential buildings, 55 major industrial complexes, 18 oil refineries and dumps, 65 major agricultural complexes and farmlands with livestock, 60 major manufacturing companies, 300 HA of forests, 11 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, over 200 schools and colleges, 8 power plants, 23 TV stations and radio transmitters, 11 Serbian Churches,18 medieval monasteries …

Over 3,000 people dead, thousands injured. 2 million people left without heating, 500,000 left jobless and 2 million left without any income. NATO’s use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium ammunition has caused ongoing illness and death to the people of Serbia.

After June 1999, the International Red Cross noted some 250,000 Serbs, Albanians and people of other ethnic backgrounds had been made homeless by NATO bombing and ethnic cleansing and terror by the NATO-sponsored Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA).

Since June 1999, all cities and towns in Kosovo except Mitrovica have been ethnically cleansed and have become mono-ethnically Albanian.

In Reference to Kosovo 
Between 1966 and 1989 an estimated 130,000 Serbs fled Kosovo because of harassment and discrimination by the Albanian majority. More than 160,000 Kosovo Serbs fled their homelands in Kosovo in 1998/99”- Irish Times 10.8.1999. In the 1990’s NATO ground forces, the KLA, ethnically cleansed Serb and anti-NATO Albanian people alike from their homes in Kosovo.

The horrific NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999 also forced thousands of people from their homes. As mentioned, the Serbs did not commit a massacre in Racak.

Please refer: “Kosovo Massacre Fraud by Germany to Justify Yugoslav War” 19th February 2012
Also refer to the report: ”Finnish Experts Find No Evidence of Serb Massacre of Albanians “ 17th January 2001 and

Not to Forget: 23 Years Since
NATO’s Aggression on Serbia 


(March 5, 2022) — This year, as in all previous years, the Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals marks March 24, the day when the illegal and criminal aggression of NATO against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) began in 1999, and pays tribute to the fallen defenders of the homeland and civilians.

It was the first war on European soil since the end of World War II. Bombs and cruise missiles of the most powerful military machinery in the history of civilization destroyed a small European country, but they also destroyed the European and world security system based on the UN Charter, the OSCE Final Document and the Paris Charter.

Europe and the world are still suffering the severe consequences of that destruction. NATO acted in alliance with the so-called separatist-terrorist. The KLA as its infantry. He gave wings to separatism and terrorism.

On March 24, 2022. Representatives of the Belgrade Forum, together with the partner Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia and other patriotic organizations, will lay a wreath at 11:00 am in the park on Tasmajdan at the monument to Serbian children killed during the aggression. Dragutin Brčin, the director of the Forum, will address the audience in the name of the Belgrade Forum.

After that, at around 12:00, at the “Eternal Fire” monument in New Belgrade, representatives of the Belgrade Forum and the Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia, together with other patriotic organizations, will pay tribute to all victims of NATO aggression. Retired General Luka Kastratović, President of the Executive Board of the Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia, will address the audience.

The Belgrade Forum invites all patriotic organizations and individuals and organizations that inherit the memory of the fallen members of the army and security forces of Serbia and all the victims, to join these events and thus express respect for the fallen defenders of the homeland and civilians.

We are witnesses that today the USA, the UK, Germany and NATO as a whole, that is, the same countries and organizations that illegally attacked the FRY, without a UN Security Council decision, who knowingly used depleted uranium missiles and other banned weapons, which are deliberately massive. bombed the civilian targets and infrastructure of our country, killed children, women, the sick and civilians, and who publicly, according to world media, pursued the Serbian people, called for international law and condemned other countries for violating international law.

Marking the beginning of the NATO aggression in 1999 This is an opportunity for our country to remember all their crimes and atrocities and remind our public, especially the youth, of the horrors and damage caused by aggression, as well as the consequences of which many have not yet been remedied.

The precedent of aggression without the approval of the UN Security Council was used for the subsequent aggressions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. NATO’s aggression against the FRY in 1999 was a step in the realization of the strategy of military expansion to the East, to the Russian borders, which is at the root of the Ukrainian crisis.

During 79 days of continuous attacks on the FRY, from March 24 to June 10, 1999, mass attacks from the air, waters and land of NATO aviation, missile systems and other weapons, with the cooperation of Siptar terrorists KLA, regular army of the Republic of Albania, mercenaries gathered and financed by Western states and instructors and special units of leading Western states, members of the Yugoslav Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Serbia, civilians, children, destroyed cultural monuments, churches and monasteries, destroyed military, economic, strategic and traffic infrastructure, business facilities, civilian facilities and institutions, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, and even public media services — Radio Television of Serbia, which killed 16 workers of this institution.

During the aggression, NATO carried out 2,300 air strikes on 995 facilities across the country, and 1,150 fighter jets launched nearly 420,000 missiles with a total mass of 22,000 tons.

According to the most common estimates, about 3,500 people were killed, of which about 2,500 civilians and 1,031 members of the army and police. 89 children were killed. More than 12,000 people were seriously and lightly wounded, of which about 6,000 civilians, 2,700 children, as well as 5,173 soldiers and police officers, and 25 people are still listed as missing.

The precise list of civilian victims has not been determined yet, the Belgrade Forum renews its appeal to the state authorities to finally determine the list of civilian victims.

In the attacks on FR Yugoslavia, NATO forces used about a thousand aircraft (fighters, fighter-bombers, bombers, spy planes, etc.), and the largest participation in the air attacks had US forces, V. Britain and Germany, although other members did not play a small role in the aggression.

The bombing destroyed and damaged 25,000 residential buildings, disabled 470 km of roads and 595 km of railways. 14 airports, 19 hospitals, 20 health centers, 18 kindergartens, 69 schools, 176 cultural monuments and 44 bridges were damaged, while 38 were destroyed.

Special mention should be made of the destruction of two oil refineries (in Pancevo and Novi Sad), the demolition of the Aval Tower, the building of the Serbian Radio and Television, Petrochemistry in Pancevo, the bombing of bridges in Novi Sad, the Zastava car factory in Kragujevac, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and many other civilian targets.

It is estimated that about 38% of the bombed buildings had a civilian purpose.

The war damage is estimated at about 100 billion US dollars.

During the bombing of the territory of the Republic of Serbia, ammunition banned under the Geneva Convention was widely used. 15 tons of uranium were dumped on Serbia, and as a consequence of the depletion of depleted uranium, in 2015.

It was announced that Serbia is the first country in Europe in terms of mortality from malignant tumors. At the same time, about 1,000 cluster bombs were dropped on 219 locations on an area of ​​23,000 km2, killing a large number of civilians. As a result, from the end of the aggression until 2006, 6 people were killed by cluster bombs on the territory of Serbia and Montenegro, while 12 were wounded.

The number of victims of the delayed effects of depleted uranium weapons, unexploded cluster bombs and other lethal weapons will hardly ever be determined. The Belgrade Forum calls on the competent state bodies to ensure the continuation of the work of special bodies for determining the consequences of the use of depleted uranium weapons and other means and methods used during the NATO aggression.

The aggression ended on June 10, 1999, after the signing of the military-technical agreement in Kumanovo and the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which concluded a truce and temporarily transferred the management of Kosovo and Metohija to the UN.

Pursuant to the agreement, the Army of the FRY, the police and the administration of the FRY – i.e., the Republic of Serbia, temporarily withdrew to the territory of Central Serbia.

With the army and police, about 250,000 Kosmet Serbs and other non-Albanians fled to central Serbia, making Serbia the country with the largest number of refugees and internally displaced persons in Europe after this and other wars during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia.

It is extremely cynical to accuse other countries of crimes that the leading NATO states have continuously committed themselves, and it would be good if at least today, when they accuse others, they remember their misdeeds, repent and correct the injustices they did to our country, but also to others, primarily Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and others.

Never to be forgotten.

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