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NATO's war against [former] Yugoslavia was contrary to international law

Summary of Disinformation

NATO’s war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was against the international law.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about war in former Yugoslavia.

The primary purpose of the NATO campaign was to end violence and repression and force Milosevic to withdraw his military, police and para-military forces from Kosovo (see NATO statement from 1999).

In 1999, the NATO operation for Kosovo followed over a year of intense efforts by the UN and the Contact Group, of which Russia was a member, to bring about a peaceful solution. The UN Security Council on several occasions branded the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo and the mounting number of refugees driven from their homes as a threat to international peace and security. NATO's Operation Allied Force was launched to prevent the large-scale and sustained violations of human rights and the killing of civilians.

Read more about disinformation about the war in former Yugoslavia here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 153
Date: 05.06.2019
Language: German
Country: Yugoslavia, The West
Keywords: Kosovo, War crimes, International Law, NATO
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Deutschland
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