The activists headed by the party’s leader Vojislav Seselj gathered on the Knez Mihailova Street and burnt flags to show that the Serbian people would never forget the 1999 bombing operation.
"We will never forget and forgive that. The Serbian people will never get the idea to enter this organization [NATO] so that these beasts will make us attack other nations," Seselj noted.
He also stressed that Serbia should not seek EU membership as from his point of view this alliance includes his country’s worst enemies that have been trying to destroy Serbia for centuries. According to Seselj, Serbia should develop close ties with Russia and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
SRS is also comparing European Union and NATO to Nazism and protesting against Serbia’s plans to join the EU. Seselj burns an EU and a NATO flag. pic.twitter.com/EySIcLkCY1— Stefano Giantin (@stefanogiantin) 24 марта 2019 г.
The NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) took place between 24 March and 10 June in 1999. The alliance’s military operation was carried out without the UN Security Council’s approval and was based on allegations of Western countries that the FRY authorities carried out ethnic cleansing of thousands of Albanians in Kosovo and provoked a humanitarian catastrophe there.