25 years ago, the Kumanovo Agreement ended Milosevic's war in Kosovo

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Kumanovo Agreement, which ended the last war of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic, BGNES reported.

The Kumanovo Treaty, signed on June 9, 1999 in what is now the Republic of North Macedonia, ended the war in Kosovo and the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanians by Serbian forces.

On June 10, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1244 establishing the UN Interim Administrative Mission in Kosovo. According to the document, air and territorial security was taken over by NATO forces - KFOR.

BGNES recalls that in 1999, NATO launched a 78-day campaign called "Allied Force" against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to force Belgrade to end the brutal repression, mass killings and deportations against the Kosovar Albanians and to withdraw its military and police forces from Kosovo.

The later established International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia found Yugoslav forces responsible for crimes against humanity and human rights abuses against the Kosovo population, including during the Alliance operation.

It was Milosevic's last war on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. During his time, the aggressions against Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina were carried out, in which several hundred thousand people died, and more than 2 million became refugees.

Slobodan Milosevic was ousted in October 2000. A year later he was handed over to the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. He died in custody in March 2006, before being sentenced for the committed war crimes and genocide./BGNES