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BEST OF THE WEB: 20 years ago today, NATO began bombing a European country – ‘This is why we will never join NATO,’ says Serbian Defense Minister

BEST OF THE WEB: 20 years ago today, NATO began bombing a European country – ‘This is why we will never join NATO,’ says Serbian Defense Minister

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Serbia will never be part of NATO, even if it is the only non-member European country, the country’s defense minister, Aleksandar Vulin, said during anniversary events of the 1999 NATO bombing of former Yugoslavia. Vulin said on Saturday that Belgrade has chosen to be militarily neutral at all times. “We made this choice because we were bombed, but first of all because we will never do to other nations what they have done to us.” On March 24, Serbia marks 20 years since the 1999 NATO bombing that saw hundreds of civilians killed and many more injured. Countless civilian structures across the country were left in ruins after the airstrikes. “We won’t be in NATO, I made it clear speaking to [Secretary General Jens] Stoltenberg,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in a sit-down interview with Russia’s Channel 1 on March 22. Serbia, which was the heartland of former Yugoslavia, “isn’t something that you can break down or destroy,” he said. “Yes, we are ready to forgive but we will…
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