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20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten (The Japan Times)

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On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds. This is the final resting place of some of the hundreds of civilians killed by the NATO air attacks launched 20 years ago this Sunday, a tragedy survivors feel is as forgotten […]

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Kosovo grapples with bloody past 20 years after NATO’s first war (NBCNews)

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The country is one of the most pro-American places on Earth thanks to a U.S.-led bombing campaign in 1999. See at:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/kosovo-grapples-bloody-past-20-years-after-nato-s-first-n982656

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West Began Dismantling Int’l Law When NATO Bombed Yugoslavia – Lavrov (Sputnik, TASS)

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Western countries, including the United States, began dismantling the international legal framework when NATO decided to launch airstrikes in Yugoslavia in 1999, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. See at: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201903221073445813-nato-yugoslavia-airstrikes/

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The NATO Bombing Of Yugoslavia (RFE)

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By the mid-20th century, Kosovo was an autonomous region of mostly Albanian-speaking Muslims, a minority in the rest of Yugoslavia. But tensions rose between ethnic Albanians calling for more political representation within Yugoslavia and Kosovo’s ethnic Serbs, who feared increasing marginalization on what they saw as sacred Serbian land. After Serbian socialist Slobodan Milosevic rose […]

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Delays in Kosovo talks could destabilize Balkans, Serbia’s president says (Reuters)

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – The failure to revive talks between Serbia and Kosovo on normalizing relations could destabilize the Western Balkan region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday. See at: https://reut.rs/2CwTyup

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The tragedy of Kosovo (Spiked)

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Twenty years ago this week, NATO launched its first major military campaign. The US, Britain and other NATO powers pounded Serbia for 78 days. This was not a purely military operation: NATO also destroyed what it called ‘dual-use’ targets, such as factories, city bridges, and even the main television building in downtown Belgrade, in an […]

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Kosovo grapples with bloody past 20 years after NATO’s first war (NBCnews)

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When Ibrahim Delija walks the streets of his hometown, he worries someone will ask him for a light. Here in Mitrovica, an ethnically divided city in northern Kosovo, even this innocent question can carry a sinister motive. Delija, 21, is not worried about unprepared cigarette smokers, but rather nationalist agitators eager to provoke ethnic violence. […]

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Ghosts of the Balkan wars are returning in unlikely places (SpectatorUSA)

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What links the Christchurch killer with Serb leaders from the Nineties? Why is the Christchurch far-right terrorist obsessed with the crazy-haired Serb that the UN just sentenced to life in prison? How Balkan war criminals became idols to Western extremists is a bizarre story that shouldn’t be real, but is. Twenty years ago this week, […]

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How Milosevic stripped Kosovo’s autonomy – archive, 1989 (The Guardian)

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In March 1989, Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic instituted a new constitution, beginning his nationalistic campaign to create a ‘Greater Serbia’ As part of the Yugoslav federation, the province of Kosovo was granted full autonomy in 1974, giving it almost the same rights as Yugoslavia’s six republics. Fifteen years later, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic proposed amendments […]

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Kosovo-Serbia Deal Must Ensure War Suspects Face Trial (Balkan Insight)

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Any deal between Kosovo and Serbia to normalise relations must include an extradition treaty and bilateral justice agreements so war crimes suspects cannot evade justice – but why is the EU avoiding this? The momentum for a deal between Belgrade and Pristina is building. US President Donald Trump has dangled the possibility of a White […]

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Chizhov: Moscow does not meddle in others’ affairs (ekathimerini.com)

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“Is this a democratic way to solve a problem?” Russia’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov remarked on the name deal between Greece and North Macedonia during an interview with Kathimerini on the sidelines of the Delphi Economic Forum earlier this month. He also warned against Tirana’s ambition to create a “greater Albania” […]

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Affiliates of Haradinaj’s party employed in public companies (Prishtina Insight)

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PM Haradinaj’s party, AAK, defended the recruitment of party-affiliated individuals this week as state enterprises fill with family members of the ruling coalition officials. “It is unfair to point the finger at AAK, because in comparison with the others, AAK comes out as an angel,” said Muharrem Nitaj, Kosovo Assembly MP for the Alliance for […]

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