Serbia set up Committee on Investigation of Public Health Impacts of NATO‘ use of poor Uranium during the Yugoslav Crisis in 1999
The Srebia Congress has set up a commission to investigate the impact of poor uranium used by NATO in bombs used to attack Yugoslavia in 1999. The commission has been established and will officially conduct surveys in late August this year
Commission Chairman Darko Laketic said preliminary investigations showed that NATO had used a large amount of bombs, which contained low levels of uranium and that they had serious damage to the people. Serbia. The immediate investigation will focus on investigating areas in the town of Vranje, where there is an unusually high rate of cancer.
Up till now, all NATO countries have denied that bombs containing uranium are not harmful to human health, Laketic has protest it:
“If NATO states believe that weapons containing poor uranium are not harmful to human health, then why are they spending so much money on building warehouses with strick requirements for preservation and keeping it instead of throwing it outside ? “
The Serbian media has recently been downloading an analysis of experts on the rise of cancer patients in the country related to the poor uranium found in NATO bombs dropped to Yugoslavia in 1999.
In December, 2017, a group of Serbian lawyers and doctors and foreigners prepared a suit against 19 NATO members for using uranium-enriched bombs during the Vietnam War. investment.
“Current statistics show that large numbers of malignant and anaerobic diseases are present in the NATO bombing area, especially in the offspring,” said the toxicologist at the Institute of Health. and radiological protection, Radomir Kovacevic, said.
Milan Antonijevic, a member of the Serbian Bar Federation’s Commission on Human Rights, says the lawsuit, which is unlikely to be successful by a group of lawyers and doctors from Serbia and foreign colleagues.
“We can not see guilt from the perpetrators,” Antonijevic explains. In addition, the problem can be reversed by means of political law. Therefore, we should fight by political means instead of legal means. “
Antonijevic’s remarks were widely welcomed by US ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott has repeatedly stated that the World Health Organization and the United Nations have identified weapons that use poor uranium people do not pose serious risks to human health and are not part of the ban on war use
In 1999, with the reason supporting Kosovo, NATO countries attacked Yugoslavia, leading to dissolved Yugoslavia and newly established states such as Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.
NATO Air Force used More than 1,000 fighters to attack Yugoslavia during 78 days, carrying out 38,000 take-offs, with more than 10,000 air strikes. These attacks have destroyed the entire military infrastructure of Serbia with more than 1,500 residential areas, 60 bridges, 30% of schools, and nearly 100 monuments in Serbia.
In addition, bombing of oil refineries and petrochemicals has severely damaged Serbia’s water supply. It is worth noting that NATO air strikes against were not permitted by the UN.