|HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER’s
STOP the BOMBING
I denounce in the strongest possible terms the aggression launched by NATO against our country last night. NATO states have attacked a small sovereign country without an authorisation by the United Nations. Leaders of that military alliance assert that the aim of war operations is to prevent a human catastrophe in Kosovo, yet it is quite possible, unfortunately, that their action will make the situation in Kosovo worse, provoke new conflicts in the Balkans and upset international relations in Europe. It is impossible to foresee all the consequences of this action.
Enormous damage has been caused to Serbia and Montenegro, and the first fatalities have occurred. Since NATO operations are continuing, more victims among the innocent civilian population are inevitable. Violence cannot be stopped by using even greater violence, and a solution to the Kosovo problem can be found only through direct negotiations between democratic representatives of the Serbs and Albanians. It is absurd for NATO to bomb Yugoslavia so that Kosovo can remain a part of Yugoslavia! It is also absurd for NATO to become an air force of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army! NATO actions lead inevitably to Kosovo`s independence, while NATO leaders claim that independence is not their aim!?
When in 1995 over a quarter of a million Serbs were driven from their
homes in Croatia, when their houses were burned and destroyed and many
civilians killed NATO leaders did not speak of a humanitarian catastrophe.
The Serbs have been ethnically cleansed from Western Bosnia, but who cares.
In Serbia there are now over 600,000 Serbian refugees, but NATO could not
care less about that. And what were the steps that NATO undertook
in order to prevent that catastrophe? Any ethnic cleansing should
be condemned and prevented.