On the 26th of March, in Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Budapest was held an commemorative gathering on the occasion of 20th anniversary of NATO bombing against Yugoslavia.
For the representatives of the Military Attaché Corps and Serbian institutions and Serbian Orthodox Church in Hungary was showed a movie about NATO bombing against Yugoslavia.
In his speech the Serbian Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Duško Đekić told: “Twenty years have passed since war 1999th, NATO agression, but memories are still fresh, as well as the consequences of an unwanted conflict. At that time, part of the international community was involved armed forces at the end of the civil war on the territory of the former Jugoslavia, following political, economic and military goals. Soldiers in general do not support wars because they know their consequences, but they make decisions in a war, not about a war. From this reason armed forces in 1999th was stood at the forefront of the state's defense, according to Constitution and obligatons toward state, citizens and honor.”
Every year, March 24th, Serbia organize commemoration for the victims of NATO bombing and remembers victims from that and other wars in the past.
(On photos: Ambassador of Republic of Serbia in Budapest Mr. Ivan Todorov and Defense Attaché of Ministry of Defense of Serbia, Lieutenant Colonel Duško Đekić and the guests)