Serbian Radical Party Endorses Trump Due to US Bombing of Belgrade Apology

© AP Photo / LM OteroRepublican presidential hopeful Donald Trump walks the tarmac before boarding his campaign plane to depart from Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump walks the tarmac before boarding his campaign plane to depart from Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Sputnik International
The Serbian Radical Party voiced its support for US presidential hopeful Donald Trump because he deplored Washington's bombing of Belgrade and due to his attitude toward Russia.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Serbian Radical Party supports US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump because he has offered an apology for the 1999 US bombing of Belgrade and his cooperative stance toward Russia, the party's deputy secretary general told Sputnik on Tuesday.

"We support Donald Trump as he is the only US politician that said the United States should not have bombed Serbia in 1999 and he apologized publicly for his country doing that. We also support his stance on cooperation with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin," Aleksandra Belacic said.

Earlier in the day, Serbian Radical Party President Vojislav Seselj said the political group is set to rally against US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Belgrade and voice its support for the republican presidential candidate.

Belacic said that the rally will be peaceful and that all citizens, including members of other political parties, are welcome to attend.

"We are against the visit of Joe Biden because he supported the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, he also supports the independence of Kosovo, the southern province of Serbia, and he considers Serbs to be a genocidal and an aggressive nation. Those are the main reasons," Aleksandra Belacic said, explaining the party's position on Biden.

Flames from an explosion light up the Belgrade skyline near a power station after NATO cruise missiles and warplanes attacked Yugoslavia late Wednesday, March 24, 1999 - Sputnik International
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In December 2015, Donald Trump said he extended an apology to the people of Serbia for the bombing of Belgrade during the NATO military operation against Yugoslavia in the Kosovo War.

In 1999, NATO conducted a 78-day military campaign against then Yugoslavia, consisting of Serbia and Montenegro, paving the way for Kosovo Albanians to declare independence in 2008 after a transitional period of UN stewardship. Serbia considers Kosovo to be part of its territory.

Biden is visiting Belgrade on Tuesday as part of a three-day official visit to Serbia and Kosovo. Local authorities have already announced that increased security measures would be implemented in Belgrade due to Biden’s visit.

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