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Cities of the Former Yugoslavia are commemorating all those who fell victim to NATO's bombings in 1999

March 24, 2014, marks the 15th anniversary of the beginning of NATO-led operation against Yugoslavia codenamed Operation Allied Force. The facilities situated on the territories of Serbia and Montenegro became the targets of the attacks that were carried out by NATO's bombers and cruise missiles.

The failure of talks on Kosovo in Ramboulliet in France and Serbia's refusal to sign a "peace plan', and also the mass graves of the peaceful Albanian civilians who were allegedly killed by the Serbian troops that were discovered in the village of Racak served as a pretext for an act of aggression against Former Yugoslavia in which 19 NATO member-states led by the U.S. took part. Later it became known that is was a falsification that was organized by the Western special services - the majority of graves belonged to the militants of the "Kosovo Liberation Army". As a result of those bombings which lasted 78 days, 2,000 civilians were killed, and nearly 7,000 people were wounded, with children, making up 30 percent of them.

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The crash of the F-117 bomber near Budzhanovtsy.
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The crash of the F-117 bomber near Budzhanovtsy.