(MENAFN) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has warned that his country will never forget the "aggression" perpetrated by the United States-led NATO in 1999, which resulted in the bombing campaign of Yugoslavia. Vucic made the remarks during a ceremony in the city of Sombor, which was held to commemorate the victims of the deadly airstrikes that claimed thousands of Serbian lives. He further stated that NATO's aggression marked the moment when "modern international law finally died," and that the United States and its allies have yet to answer for their attacks, which were carried out in violation of international law.
The Serbian president stressed that NATO's actions had torn away parts of Serbian territory and resulted in the deaths of 79 children, 2,500 people, including civilians, soldiers, and police officers. He questioned the authority of NATO to kill Serbian soldiers and police officers who were present in their own country, stating that the military bloc had no right to do so.
Vucic's remarks come at a time when Serbia is facing increased pressure from Western countries over its ties with Russia. The country has been criticized for its decision to purchase Russian-made weapons, and its refusal to join the European Union's sanctions against Moscow.
The Serbian president's strong words reflect the country's continued resentment towards NATO and the United States for their involvement in the 1999 bombing campaign. The incident has long been a source of tension between Serbia and the West, and continues to shape the country's relationship with the international community. The recent comments by Vucic suggest that Serbia is unlikely to forget the events of 1999 anytime soon, and that its relationship with NATO and the United States will remain fraught for the foreseeable future.
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