#AceHistory2Research – YUGOSLAVIA – 22 March – Fifteen years after NATO invaded Yugoslavia, memories of the 78-day bombing are still haunting present-day Serbia. Above all, people ask why the alliance brought them death and destruction. RT presents its documentary ‘Zashto?’ from the war-torn country.
On March 24, 1999, when NATO started its ruthless bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, Jelena Milincic was a student at the University of Belgrade, and just 18 years old.
When the first strikes hit in the evening, she, her mother, sister, and best friend cowered under a table.
Remembering this now, 15 years later, they laugh.
Back then, it was terrifying.
For the next three months, the relentless air-strikes became part of Jelena’s – and many other people’s – lives.
“In ’99, I was 16 and I was studying in a theatre school. I had no idea that a country in central Europe was being bombed…
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