< < <
Date > > >
< < <
Thread > > >
R E V I E W OF CIVILIAN DESTRUCTION (27.apr.) (fwd)
by colin s. cavell
28 April 1999 02:26 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 12:33:17 -0400
From: OTAVA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: R E V I E W OF CIVILIAN DESTRUCTION (27.apr.)
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA
FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
DIRECTORATE FOR INFORMATION
YUGOSLAV DAILY SURVEY
BELGRADE, 27 April 1999 No. 2276
S P E C I A L I S S U E
R E V I E W OF CIVILIAN DESTRUCTION IN THE TERRITORY
OF THE FR OF YUGOSLAVIA AS A CONSEQUENCE OF BARBARIC
AND CRIMINAL AGGRESSION OF NATO PACT (27 APRIL 1999)
It is known that NATO aggressor's plan has been prepared for a long time
(US President made a slip of the tongue at the NATO summit saying that they
are not going to stop something that has been prepared for five years).
Hence this long-standing, systematic, cold-blooded destruction of all
that has been envisaged by this plan, with or without explanations, with
this or that explanation - is totally irrelevant. Hence such destructive
persistence in repeatedly attacking the goals such as bridges, RTV
transmitters, civilian factories, civilian areas, cultural-historical
monuments... According to that plan, it is necessary to completely destroy
whatever can be destroyed, in order to make it unsuitable for further use
by any one.
The dead, wounded, children, women, elderly and adults - they have all
been included in "legitimate goals", as well as those who will sooner or
later become the victims of destruction of basic conditions for life and
health of the population.
Following blindly this plan does not even take care of the most direct
consequences for the countries around Yugoslavia which increase by the day.
It is totally irrelevant that some of them are newly admitted NATO members.
Perhaps this is a "test of their worthiness" or a test "of their decisive
commitment to the common goals of development of democracy for the 21st
It appears that currently they totally disregard growing consequences of
the aggression on major European NATO allies. Due to the activities of NATO
aviation, the safety of air traffic has been endangered, as flight
controllers in Brussels warn. Since the beginning of NATO air strikes the
number of flights in Europe has reduced by 30 per cent. Every day, more
than 30-40 per cent of the flights have been endangered in this way or
another due to the crisis in Yugoslavia, while the number of cancelled
flights has doubled since the start of bombing.
As though the motto of the Clinton is: the goal is ours, we take care of
its implementation - the consequences will be borne by others.
K U R S U M L I J A
In the attacks of NATO air planes on villages Kastrat and Visoka, in the
municipality of Kursumlija, when two cement bridges were destroyed on the
main Kursumlija-Podujevo road and a railway bridge on the Kursumlija-Kosovo
Polje road, murderous NATO missiles also damaged village water supply
system. The houses in these villages and suburban area Kastrat remained
The consequences of destroying one of the poorest municipalities in the
Republic of Serbia by NATO aggressor are more serious than anticipated at
first. Only in one day, NATO aggressor destroyed two bridges (Kastrat and
Visoka) on the stretch of Toplica main road from Kursumlija to Podujevo,
and a railway bridge in suburban area Kastrat on the Kursumlija-Kosovo
Polje road, which has been destroyed in several places, disrupting the
traffic in that part.
Bomb loads - according to the official information which are not final -
have killed 17 residents of Toplica, including an 11-month old baby and her
father. In ruthless NATO attacks 37 persons were wounded. These are
exclusively civilians, who are receiving medical treatment in Kursumlija
The criminals totally destroyed some 20 family homes, while more than 500
have been damaged.
Extensive material damage NATO criminals inflicted on the economy of
Kursumlija which is not related to military industry. The greatest losses
were caused to enterprises "Kopaonik" and "Metalac".
L O Z N I C A
Saving of refugees from the mountain lodge on Gucevo near Loznica, was
effected successfully, despite incessant military activities of NATO
planes. During several-hours' long criminal activities of NATO coming from
the air space of Bosnia and Herzegovina over Saturday and Sunday, the area
of Mt. Gucevo, around a dozen kilometres south-west of Loznica, were hit by
22 "air-to-land" missiles.
On that occasion, in addition to RTV relay station which was already hit,
the mountain lodge on Mt. Gucevo was already targeted. Refugees, mostly
Serbs from Croatia, have been accommodated there.
According to the information of the crisis headquarters, in the area of
Loznica there are currently 16,824 refugees, most of whom have been
accommodated with the families in the Loznica municipality.
With 22 deadly missiles, NATO aggressors on Saturday and Sunday hit the
mountain area of Gucevo, trying to present it as a "successful action
against a RTV transmitter". That transmitter on Mt. Gucevo was previously
hit with two missiles, on 27 March and 5 April. The ruin was now attacked
with eight missiles.
The remaining 14 missiles used in several-hours' long attack on Gucevo
were obviously used to kill the Serbs from Croatia, accommodated in the
N I S
In the latest criminal attack of the planes of Western alliance on Nis,
houses in residential areas in north-eastern parts of the town were hit -
in Jagodin mala settlement, built back in the 18th century.
Great damage was caused on the pupils' home of secondary school in Kosovka
devojka street, known as an English home, built in 1925-26, with the funds
of Leila Padget, the wife of an English consul in Belgrade, in the period
B E L G R A D E
NATO aggressor planes last night at 1.06 a.m. again attacked the building
"Usce" in the narrow centre of Belgrade. With two missiles, the aggressor
hit the top part of the building of the business centre. The missiles
destroyed the roof construction where aerials of local radio and TV
stations were mounted. In the wake of powerful blasts the glass on near-by
residential building broke.
A huge cloud of dust hovered over the business centre "Usce".
Hostile NATO alliance bombed this building for the first time on 21 April
at 3.15 a.m.
This 24-floor building is in the Park of Friendship, in the centre of Novi
Beograd. Residential blocks and a Museum of Contemporary Art are in its
V A LJ E V O
Aggressor NATO planes last night around 1.40 a.m. attacked with 8
air-to-land missiles a civilian target - "Jugopetrol" warehouse in the
region of Pricevic village. Many residential and business facilities were
damaged. More that 30 residential and business facilities in this village
can no longer be used.
K R A LJ E V O
Hostile NATO air planes, shortly after midnight, attacked a wider region
of the village of Ladjevac, some 20 km west of Kraljevo. From the direction
of the village of Ladjevac a dozen of powerful blasts were heard.
U Z I C E
A wider region of Uzice was targeted by NATO aggressor last night. Some
time after midnight, three powerful blasts were heard in the area of Cigota
on Mt. Zlatibor.
K O S O V S K A M I T R O V I C A
Last night at 10.05 p.m., village of Grabovac, municipality of Zvecan, was
attacked with one missile. At 11.35 p.m hostile planes fired a missile in
the village of Ugljare, municipality of Zubin Potok, in the immediate
vicinity of furniture factory "Simpo". Extensive material damage was
caused. Hostile planes also hit village Cibukovina, municipality of Zvecan,
at 3.30 p.m.
B A C K A P A L A N K A
Aggressor NATO planes hit with one missile, last night around 1.15 a.m.,
bridge "25. maj" linking Backa Palanka with Ilok. The bridge was not hit
directly and no major damage was caused.
S O M B O R
In last night attack of criminal NATO planes on Sombor, 15 minutes before
midnight, aggressor attacked civilian business facilities. For the sixth
time since the beginning, NATO planes hit with six missiles already
destroyed facilities of military-civilian air-port on the road Sombor-Apatin.
"Majevica" farm in the vicinity of village Backi Monostor was hit with a
single missile. This exclusively civilian business facility sustained
N O V I S A D
Around 11.45 p.m. a powerful explosion was heard in a wider area of the
town, most probably from Fruska Gora, where TV transmitter has already been
hit several times before.
< < <
Date > > >
< < <
Thread > > >