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Trump’s son-in-law wants to build houses on the sites of buildings destroyed by NATO in Belgrade.

Trump’s son-in-law wants to build houses on the sites of buildings destroyed by NATO in Belgrade.

The son-in-law and ex-adviser of former US President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, showed on social networks “development projects” for high-rise buildings on the site of the Serbian General Staff and Ministry of Defense destroyed by airstrikes.

“I’m excited to share early development images of the project we are creating for the Albanian coastline and Belgrade city center,” he wrote.

Kushner posted computer images of three high-rise buildings on the site of the ruins of the Serbian General Staff and Ministry of Defense buildings, as well as pictures of the Albanian coast.


The Serbian opposition previously accused the country’s authorities of transferring these plots in the very center of the capital, which have great symbolic significance and material value, to Western investors.
Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Goran Vesic responded to the criticism.

“When and if a memorandum or other act about this is signed on the basis of my powers, the government will notify the public. There is no need to create sensations where there are none. All Serbian governments since 2000 have tried to restore the territory of the General Staff. If only this were easy, some other cabinet before us would have done this,” he wrote on social networks.


The minister promised to “proudly present the partners” for the future restoration of the SSNO complex on the site.

On the night of April 29 to April 30, 1999, NATO aircraft carried out a raid on Belgrade, destroying the television tower on Mount Avala, the repeater of the Studio B TV channel, the Ministry of Internal Affairs buildings next to the Clinical Center of Serbia, the residential area of ​​Čubura in the city municipality of Vračar and the Union People’s Secretariat defense (SSNO). After the first airstrike, when emergency services and journalists arrived at the site, NATO carried out a second one – at least three people were killed and forty more were injured. Since then, the destroyed buildings on the central street of Knez Milos stood directly opposite the office of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country.


In 1999, an armed confrontation between Albanian separatists from the Kosovo Liberation Army and the Serbian army and police led to the bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (then consisting of Serbia and Montenegro) by NATO forces. The military operation was undertaken without the approval of the UN Security Council on the basis of the assertion of Western countries that the authorities of the FRY allegedly carried out ethnic cleansing in the Kosovo autonomy and provoked a humanitarian catastrophe there. NATO airstrikes continued from March 24 to June 10, 1999.


NATO bombing led to the death of over 2.5 thousand people, including 87 children, and damage of 100 billion dollars; doctors are recording the consequences of the use of depleted uranium, leading to an increase in cancer.