The Serbian President receives Russian senators in Belgrade

The Federation Council delegation takes part in the international conference “Twenty years after the bombings of Yugoslavia” in the Republic of Serbia.

The Federation Council delegation, led by Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Andrei Turchak, is on a working visit to the Republic of Serbia. The delegation includes deputy chairs of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Andrei Klimov and Alexander Babakov and member of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture Alexei Kondratyev. The senators are taking part in the international conference “Twenty years after the bombings of Yugoslavia – lessons for European security in the 21st century.”

President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic met with the Russian MPs on the eve of the conference. He thanked them for the support expressed in the adoption by the Federation Council on 13 March of the statement timed to the 20th anniversary of the start of NATO’s military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Members of the delegation met with the members of the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in Belgrade.

They also laid flowers at the monuments to the liberators of Belgrade and the victims of the NATO bombings.

“During these days we recall with deep regret and sorrow the tragic events of 20 years ago. In March 1999, NATO began massive air strikes at peaceful Belgrade and other cities and villages of Yugoslavia.” recalled Andrei Turchak.

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