In gratitude for the bombing campaign, Thaci declared 2019 the year of NATO in Kosovo

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President of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, declared 2019 to be the year of NATO in Kosovo.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the NATO humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, intervention which took place after the massacres, ethnic cleansing and crimes perpetrated by the Serbian forces upon the civilian population in Kosovo, and after the failure of global diplomatic engagements in finding of a peaceful solution for Kosovo,” the statement of the Cabinet of the Kosovo President reads.

“On March 24th, 1999, NATO Air Force commenced the bombing campaign against targets within the Serbian state, which lasted for 78 days and which halted the genocide and brought Kosovo its freedom. The people of Kosovo will remain eternally grateful to the NATO member states for their support,” the statement concluded.

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