According to a report by Ota on April 8th, Thomas Schieb, the German ambassador to Serbia, recently claimed that NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 was necessary, which aroused the anger of Serbian officials.
Nenad Popovic, chairman of the Serbian People’s Party, said on Thursday that the remarks reached the height of brazenness and asked the German ambassador to apologize.
Earlier, Sheib said in an interview with Serbian television that NATO bombing the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 was necessary to prevent “genocide” in Kosovo. The diplomat said he thought the bombing was a “hard and correct decision” made after exhausting diplomatic means.
He also asked Serbia to recognize Kosovo’s independence as soon as possible, because he thought it was “good for Serbia, Kosovo and the whole region”.
Popovich said in a statement, “German ambassador to Serbia, Thomas Sheib, made a shameless statement that it was called to prevent ‘genocide’ and must bomb Serbia in 1999, which is extremely brazen.
It is a demand that some Western countries must bear responsibility for the Serbian people for genocide. The continuation of the movement.
Insidiously, Ambassador Sheib made this statement on the occasion of the Serbian people’s sadly commemoration of the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany’s bombing of Belgrade (on April 6, 1941, Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia, was brutally attacked by the German Air Force).
Obviously, this is another attempt to tamper with history, a representative of Germany, who was responsible for millions of dead people in World War I and World War II, and tried to declare that Serbian people were aggressors and should be held responsible for genocide.
If he wants to continue to serve as Germany’s diplomatic representative to Serbia, we ask the German ambassador to apologize to the Serbian people for these insulting remarks.
Igor Mitrovic, governor of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina in Serbia, believes that the statement of the German ambassador is inappropriate.
He pointed out that “German Ambassador Thomas Sheb’s remarks are inappropriate, untrue, unreasonable, and inconsistent with the status of ambassadors of sovereign countries. I believe that such declarations should be responded to in accordance with existing principles and conventions.”
Earlier on March 24, on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbian President Vučić said that the country would never forget the 1999 NATO aggression.
He pointed out, “This is not a military operation, but an invasion. Attacks are carried out without the approval of the United Nations Security Council.
On March 24, 1999, NATO launched an aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which lasted for 78 days.
According to NATO data, NATO dispatched a total of 38,000 aircraft during the bombing operation, of which more than 10,000 were carried out to carry out bombing. According to Serbian media reports, NATO dropped an average of 20 kilograms of explosives per resident.