Vucevic recalled that 24 years ago on this day, the NATO aggression against our country began, which lasted for as many as 78 days, and in which not only military facilities and targets were destroyed, but also city squares, streets, markets, civilian homes and even hospitals.
Wreaths were also laid at the memorial by the families of the fallen members of the 37th Motorised Brigade and representatives of the association that cherishes the tradition of this brigade.
After the wreath-laying ceremony, Vucevic visited the Memorial Room in the Stefan Nemanja barracks.
Minister of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs Nikola Selakovic laid a wreath today, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Monument to the Children Victims of NATO Aggression.
The Monument to the Children Victims of NATO Aggression, which is located in the central part of the Tasmajdan park in Belgrade, is dedicated to the memory of the children killed from 24 March to 10 June 1999.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Nemanja Starovic laid a wreath at the Memorial to the members of the 78th Motorised Brigade in the village of Reljan in the municipality of Presevo, and State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence Mile Jelic laid a wreath at the monument "To those killed in the 1999 NATO aggression" in the centre of Smederevo.
The aggression of NATO forces against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began on 24 March 1999 and lasted until the signing of the Military-Technical Agreement on 9 June of the same year.