Belgrade, 24 March 2014 – On the occasion of the Remembrance day of the victims of the NATO bombing, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic laid a wreath at the memorial on the hill Strazevica in Rakovica.
Today, 15 years after the NATO bombing, more and more voices are being heard in the international community saying that there was no legal framework for the bombing of Serbia, Dacic underlined and reiterated that situations like this one must never happen again.
The Prime Minister said that Serbia today conducts a policy of solving all problems through peaceful means.
The bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began on 24 March 1999, at the order of the then NATO Secretary General Javier Solana.
On the same night, the Yugoslav government declared a state of war and the attacks of the NATO aviation lasted for the next 78 days.
In these attacks, at least 2,500 people died, and over 12,500 were wounded or injured, according to estimates.