Serbia had its spies during the NATO bombing in 1999, Serbian media report today.
Serbian general Jovan Milanovic, in the book "Serbia and NATO" has admitted there were dozens spies at the highest ranks in the NATO structures."I'm probably one of the people in Serbia who had the longest fight against NATO. I was sent on a mission of intelligence in Brussels with the decision of the Supreme Council of Defense in early 1995, after evaluation of the higher institutions state that in a near future conditions are favorable or when are provoked, combat operations will be carried out against Serbia. My task was to build an intelligence network within the structures of NATO, the EU, the Partnership for Peace and other institutions in Brussels dealing with geopolitical issues. I have completed that task," says General Milanovic in his book.
He further notes that by the end of 1998 and until the beginning of "planned aggression" intelligence network he created was significantly expanded.
"This network counted dozens of people at the highest diplomatic level and other diplomatic missions in Brussels," said Milanovic.
Commenting the allegations of Milanovic, military affairs analyst, Vlade Radulovic said he is convinced that Serbia had informants, who, according to him, have been extremely important for the Serbian state during the bombardment.
"We certainly have had informants assigned to NATO structures and this is correct. There are people like Frenchman Pierre-Henri Brunel, who has served prison terms for espionage activities, he has written a book which was promoted in Belgrade. There are also people close to our former ambassador, among them the Yugoslav Petrusic. Perhaps this sounds a bit pretentious to say but we had dozens of spies, no doubt we had informers, because in the end we had a result, is the protection of technology and workforce; after 78 days of bombing especially in Kosovo, we have suffered minimal losses. All this shows that there have been people who have helped Yugoslavia and our armed forces with information," concluded Milanovic.
Jovan Milanovic: Serbia had its spies during the NATO bombing in 1999 Thursday, March 09, 2017 Rating: