COMMEMORATING THE VICTIMS OF NATO BOMBING
Belgrade, 23 March 2009 – HRH Crown Prince
Alexander II issued a statement on the regarding the 24 March, Tenth
Anniversary of the NATO bombing:
“With great grief we sadly remember the terrible
aggression and suffering by all our citizens and our country, this
was unprecedented since the Second World War.
Ten years later our country is still trying hard
to recover from the appalling bombing on the people and destroyed
infrastructure. Once again, regrettably, it is confirmed that
violence only produces more violence and pain, and that a permanent
solution for the region of the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere can
be found only in a peaceful way.
The lives that were lost and those that were
injured must never be forgotten, they remain in our hearts, but for
the memory of those that were killed we should turn to a brighter
future for all our citizens, to Europe and the European Union– the
great family of nations that we must belong to” – said the Crown
Prince in his statement.
HRH Crown Prince Alexander II will together with
Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council attend the memorial
service for those killed in the NATO bombing that will be served by
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije together with the members of
the Holy Synod in the Church of St. Mark.