NATO in Yugoslavia: destruction

 

THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3.1999- 19.4.1999):
The road and railway networks, especially road and rail bridges, most of which were destroyed or damaged beyond repair, suffered extensive destruction. The targets of attacks were such communications as:
BRIDGES (11 DESTROYED AND 13 DAMAGED)
1.The Varadin Bridge over the Danube was destroyed (on 1 April 1999);
2.The “Sloboda” (Freedom) Bridge over the Danube was destroyed (on 4 April 1999);
3.The “Mladosti” (Youth) Bridge over the Danube, connecting Backa Palanka with Ilok, was damaged (on 4 April 1999);
4.The new railway bridge over the Danube connecting Bogojevo and Erdut was damaged (on 5 April 1999);
5.The road bridge over the Danube, connecting Bogojevo with Erdut was damaged (on 5 April 1999);
6.The bridge over the Danube along the Beograd-Novi Sad road, near Beska, Indjija municipality, was damaged (on 1 April 1999);
7.The road bridge along the Magura Belacevac road, 15 kilometres from Pristina, suffered extensive damage;
8.The “Zezeljov” Bridge in Novi Sad was damaged (on 5 April 1999);
9.The bridge over the Ibar river, Biljanovac municipality, was damaged (on 5 – 13 April 1999);
10.The bridge over the Vrbacka river near Jezgrovic was destroyed (on 5 April 1999);
11.The “Lozno” railway bridge near Usce was destroyed (on 5 April 1999);
12.The road bridge on the road leading to Brvenik, near Usce, was destroyed (on 5 April 1999);
13.The bridge along the Nis-Pristina primary road, near Kursumlija, suffered extensive damage (on 5 April 1999);
14.The bridge near Zubin Potok was destroyed (on 5 April 1999);
15.The Grdelica gorge railway bridge was damaged (on 12 April 1999);
16.The road bridge over the Kosanica river near Kursumlija was damaged (on 13 April 1999);
17.The old bridge on the river Rasina in the town of Krusevac (12-13 April 1999);
18.The Krusevac-Pojate bridge on the river Zapadna Morava, at the village of Jasika, was destroyed (on 13 April 1999);
19.The railway bridge on the river Lim, between Priboj and Prijepolje, near hydroelectric power station Bistrica was destroyed (on 15 April 1999);
20.The road bridge on the river Toplica, on the Nis-Pristina road near the town of Kursumlija, was heavily damaged (14 and 19 April 1999);
21.The bridge on the river Ibar, at the village of Biljanovac near Raska, sustained heavy damages (15.04.1999.);
22.The bridge between Smederevo and Kovin has been destroyed (16 April 1999);
23.The railway bridge on the river Kostajnica, near Kursumlija, has sustained heavy damages and is out of service (18.04.1999.);
24.The bridge on the river Kosanica, at the village of Selo Visoko, has sustained heavy damages and is out of service (18.04.1999.);
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  1. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    INDUSTRY AND TRADE
    The NATO attacks targeted the factories and industrial facilities which directly cater for the needs of the population, among which are:
    1.”Lola Utva” agricultural aircraft factory in Pancevo;
    2.”Galenika” drug factory in Belgrade;
    3.”Zdravlje” pharmaceutical plant in Leskovac;
    4.”Sloboda” white goods factory in Cacak;
    5.”Din” tobacco industry in Nis;
    6.”Elektronska industrija” factory in Nis;
    7.”Div” cigarette factory in Vranje;
    8.Tubes factory in Urosevac;
    9.”Jastrebac” machine industry in Nis;
    10.”Milan Blagojevic” chemical plant in Lucani;
    11.Plastics factory in Pristina;
    12.”Binacka Morava” hydro construction company in Gnjilane;
    13.”Nova Jugoslavija” printers in Vranje;
    14.Facilities of the “Beograd” rail company in Nis;
    15.Over 250 commercial and crafts shops in Djakovica were destroyed;
    16.”Dijana” shoe factory in Sremska Mitrovica;
    17.”Zastava” car factory in Kragujevac;
    18.”14 Oktobar” machine factory in Krusevac;
    19.Cotton yarn factory in PriStina;
    20.”Krusik” holding corporation in Valjevo;
    21.”Ciklonizacija” in Novi Sad;
    22.”Tehnogas” in Novi Sad;
    23.”Novograp” in Novi Sad;
    24.”Gumins” in Novi Sad;
    25.”Albus” in Novi Sad;
    26.”Petar Drapsin” in Novi Sad;
    27.”Motins” in Novi Sad;
    28.”Izolacija” in Novi Sad;
    29.”Novokabel” in Novi Sad;
    30.”Istra” fittings factory in Kula;
    31.The port of Bogojevo;
    32.Industrial complex “Dvadeset Prvi Maj” in Rakovica;
    33.Machine building plant “Industrija Motora Rakovica” in Rakovica;
    34.Factory “Jugostroj” in Pancevo;
    35.Factory “Frigostroj” in Pancevo;
    36.Surface coal mine “Belacevac”;
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  2. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    REFINERIES AND WAREHOUSES
    Refineries and warehouses storing liquid raw materials and chemicals intended for the oil and chemical industry, were hit in Pancevo, Novi Sad, Sombor and elsewhere, causing large contamination of soil and the air
    1.Fuel storage in Lipovica, which caused a great fire in the Lipovica forest (on 26 March 1999);
    2.Oil Refinery in Pancevo – totally demolished (4-16 April 1999);
    3.”Jugopetrol” installations in Smederevo (on 4-13 April 1999);
    4.”Jugopetrol” storage in Sombor (on 7 April 1999);
    5.”Beopetrol” storages in Belgrade and Bogutovac (on 4 April 1999);
    6.”Beopetrol” fuel storage in Pristina (on 7 April 1999);
    7.Fuel storage of the boiler plant in Novi Beograd (on 4 April 1999);
    8.Thermo electric power station/boiler plant in Novi Sad (on 5 April 1999);
    9.Oil Refinery in Novi Sad, storage of bitumen (5 and 6 April 1999);
    10.Fuel storage “Naftagas promet” which is located 10 km from Sombor (5 April 1999);
    11.Naftagas warehouse between Conoplje and Kljaicevo (Sombor);
    12.Jugopetrol warehouse in Pristina (on 12 April 1999);
    13.Jugopetrol petrol station in Pristina ( on 13 April 1999);
    14.Petrochemical industry “DP HIP PETROHEMIJA” in Pancevo – totally demolished (14-15 April 1999);
    15.Fertilizer plant “DP HIP AZOTARA” in Pancevo – totally destroyed (14-15 April 1999);
    16.Chemical plant “Prva Iskra” in Baric – destruction of the production line (19 April 1999);
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  3. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    HOSPITALS AND HEALTH CARE CENTRES (16)
    NATO aviation also targeted many hospitals and health-care institutions, which have been partially damaged or totally destroyed, including:
    Hospital and Medical Centre in the territory in Leskovac;
    Hospital and Poly-clinic in Nis;
    Gerontological Centre in Leskovac;
    General Hospital in Djakovica;
    City Hospital in Novi Sad;
    Gynaecological Hospital and Maternity Ward of the Clinical Centre in Belgrade;
    Neuropsychiatric Ward “Dr. Laza Lazarevic” and Central Pharmacy of the Emergency Centre in Belgrade;
    Army Medical Academy in Belgrade;
    Medical Centre and Ambulance Centre in Aleksinac;
    “Sveti Sava” hospital in Belgrade;
    Medical Centre in Kraljevo;
    Dispensary on Mount Zlatibor;
    Health Care Centre in Rakovica;
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  4. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    SCHOOLS (MORE THAN 190 FACILITIES)
    Over 190 schools, faculties and facilities for students and children were damaged or destroyed (over 20 faculties, 6 collages, 40 secondary and 80 elementary schools, 6 student dormitories), including:
    Elementary schools “16. oktobar” and “Vladimir Rolovic” in Belgrade;
    Day-care centre in settlement Petlovo Brdo in Belgrade;
    Two secondary schools in the territory of Nis;
    Elementary schools “Toza Markovic”, “Djordje Natosevic”, “Veljko Vlahovic”, “Sangaj” and “Djuro Danicic” and a day-care centre “Duga” in Novi Sad and creches in Visarionova Street and in the neighbourhood of Sangaj; Traffic School Centre, Faculty of Philosophy;
    Four elementary schools and a Medical high school in the territory of Leskovac;
    Elementary school in Lucane, as well as a larger number of education facilities in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija;
    Faculties of Law and Economics and elementary school “Radoje Domanovic” in Nis;
    Elementary schools in Kraljevo and the villages of Cvetka, Aketa and Ladjevci;
    In Sombor: elementary schools “Ivo Lola Ribar”, “A. Mrazovic”, “N. Vukicevic” and “Nikola Tesla” in Kljajicevo;
    School centre in Kula;
    Elementary school and Engineering secondary school centre in Rakovica;
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  5. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    6. PUBLIC AND HOUSING FACILITIES (TENS OF THOUSANDS)
    Severe damage to the facilities of the Republican and Federal Ministry of the Interior in Belgrade (3 April 1999),
    Damage to the building of the Institute for Security of the Ministry of the Interior in Banjica (3 April 1999);
    Severe damage to the TV RTS studio in Pristina;
    Heavy damage to Hydro-Meteorological Station (Bukulja, near Arandjelovac);
    Post Office in Pristina destroyed (7 April 1999);
    Refugee centre in Pristina destroyed (7 April 1999);
    “Tornik” ski resort on Mount Zlatibor (on 8 April 1999);
    “Divcibare” mountain resort (on 11 April 1999);
    “Baciste” Hotel on Mount Kopaonik (on 12 April 1999);
    City power plant in the town of Krusevac (12-13 April 1999);
    Meteorological Station on Mount Kopaonik damaged (on 13 April 1999);
    Four libraries in Rakovica sustained heavy damage: “Radoje Dakic”, “Isidora Sekulic”, “Milos Crnjanski” and “Dusan Matic”;
    Refugee camp “7 juli” in Paracin has sustained heavy damage;
    Office building of the Provincial Executive Council of Vojvodina, Novi Sad;
    Several thousand housing facilities damaged or destroyed, privately or State owned, across Yugoslavia – most striking examples being housing blocks in downtown Aleksinac and those near Post Office in Pristina.
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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  6. kruitvat Post author

    THE NATO IN YUGOSLAVIA (24.3- 19.4.1999):
    CULTURAL-HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES
    MEDIEVAL MONASTERIES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES (16)
    1.Monastery Gracanica from 14th century (24 March – 6 April 1999);
    2.Monastery Rakovica from 17th century (29 March 1999);
    3.Patriarchate of Pec (1 April 1999);
    4.Church in Jelasnica near Surdulica (4 April 1999);
    5.Monastery of the Church of St. Juraj (built in 1714) in Petrovaradin (1 April 1999);
    6.Monastery of Holy Mother (12th century) at the estuary of the Kosanica in the Toplica – territory of municipality of Kursumlija (4 April 1999);
    7.Monastery of St. Nicholas (12th century) in the territory of the municipality of Kursumlija (4 April 1999);
    8.Monastery of St. Archangel Gabriel in Zemun (5 April 1999);
    9.Roman Catholic Church St. Antonio in Djakovica (29 March 1999);
    10.Orthodox cemetery in Gnjilane (30 March 1999);
    11.Monuments destroyed in Bogutovac (8 April 1999);
    12.”Kadinjaca” memorial complex (8 April 1999);
    13.Vojlovica monastery near Pancevo (12 April 1999);
    14.Hopovo monastery, iconostasis damaged (12 April 1999);
    15.Orthodox Christian cemetery in Pristina (12 April 1999);
    16.Monastery church St, Archangel Michael in Rakovica (16 April 1999);
    (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of FR Yugoslavia)

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