The Radio Television of Serbia building in Aberdareva Street in Belgrade was shelled. The RTS building was struck during the news broadcast at 2:06 o’clock in the morning on April 23, 1999, when a NATO missile hit the headquarters. 16 people were killed, and another 20 were injured.

For the first time in the history of warfare, a media building was declared to be a legitimate military objective and targeted with missiles. NATO defended its decision to shell the Serb national television network by stating that it was a legitimate military target.

The western part of Niš and the area of Niška Banja was struck with 20 projectiles. Several villages in the Avala foothills near Bellgrade were shelled. The center of Kuršumlija was shelled. The Belaćevac mine and the Slatina airport were struck again.

Washington’s Conditions for Stopping the Aggression against FR Yugoslavia

A NATO summit began in Washington, which marked 50 years since this military alliance was established and determined strategic directions for the 21st century. At the start of the summit, the heads of state or government of NATO member countries adopted a statement which set the conditions that must be met by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in order for the “air strikes to be suspended”.

  1. Cessation of all military actions and end of violence in Kosovo and Metohija;
  2. Withdrawal of all military, police and paramilitary forces from Kosovo and Metohija;
  3. Acceptance of international military presence on Kosovo and Metohija;
  4. Acceptance of unconditional and safe return of all refugees and displaces persons, and unhindered access for humanitarian aid organizations;
  5. Proof that they would work on creating a political framework based on the Rambouillet Agreement.