Zakharova recalled the NATO statements on Yugoslavia to Stoltenberg, Borrel and Biden

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The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, conducting a parallel with the Ukrainian conflict in her Telegram channel, reminded Western politicians that during the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, they calmly treated the destruction of the country’s energy infrastructure.

Zakharova quoted an excerpt from a statement by NATO Press Secretary Jamie Shea made in Brussels on May 25, 1999.

“Question: If you say that the [Yugoslav] army has a lot of generators, then why are you depriving the country of 70% not only of electricity, but also of water supply, because, according to you, [NATO] strikes only at military facilities. Answer: Unfortunately, command and control systems also depend on electricity… If it has consequences for the population, it’s his [Milosevic’s] problem. Water supply and electricity are being used against the people of Serbia, we have “turned them off” forever or for a long time for the sake of the lives of 1.6 million Kosovars,” the representative of the Alliance said at the time.


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