Due to the NATO air force’s attack on the electricity grid, Serbia experienced a near-total interruption in access to electricity.

Following the shelling of the railway and the railway bridge in Štrpci and Bistrica, as well as the road traffic bridge, also in Bistrica, Priboj was completely cut off from other parts of Serbia and Montenegro. The “Miloje Zakić” Construction Materials Factory in Vučitrn was targeted. The close center of Ćuprija was hit with 12 missiles. In Novi Sad, the already almost fully destroyed building of the TV Novi Sad was targeted again. The suburban neighborhood of Markovići in Kuršumlija was shelled. The village of Visibaba near the town of Ševarice in the Užice region was targeted with at least seven missiles.

Part of the Ibar Highway (State Road 22) near the Lipovica forest was hit. A fire broke out due to the large number of trees in the area. The NATO repeated the strike less than 30 minutes later, injuring two firefighters.

Battle of Morine Watchtower

General-Major Vladimir Lazarević, Commander of the Priština Corps of the Yugoslav Aemy, accused the NATO of directly aiding “the efforts of armed groups of Albanian terrorists to break through into Yugoslavian territory”, and estimated that “a new stage of the aggression against the FR Yugoslavia began with those attempts”.

In the afternoon, the NATO “carried out strong strikes in the Morine Watchtower area” on the border between Yugoslavia and Albania, which was followed by “an attack by armed terrorists and members of the Albanian army” east of that place, said Lazarević in an interview with the United States daily Washington Post. According to Lazarević, the NATO launched over 30 missiles near the Morine Watchtower in less than half an hour, but he pointed out that “the terrorists were defeated with severe losses”. Lazarević also said that “two days ago in the early morning hours, a group of around 600 terrorists from Albania with the artillery support from the Albanian army attempted to cross the Yugoslavian border in the direction of Vrbnik, that is, the Kukeš-Prizren road, across the Paštrik mountain.

“Those forces were overrun and they sustained severe losses, which was even reported by foreign media, and among the killed were also mercenaries from the French Foreign Legion, the mujahideen, and special forces members of the British SAS,” said General Lararević.

General-Major Vladimir Lazarević

“The counter-terrorist operation in Kosovo and Metohija was finished back on May 9, when the Albanian terrorist groups were defeated, after which the Supreme Command made a decision to return part of the units to their home barracks,” said Lazarević.