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F-16s to visit Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia — Two U.S. fighter jets are to visit a Serbian army airport later this week as part of increased military cooperation, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, as formerly tense ties between the two countries improve.
The ministry described the F-16 jets’ visit to Batajnica airport as a “historic” event — it will be the first time that American fighter planes have landed at a Serbian military airport.
The two aircraft will be part of the U.S. force stationed in Europe, the Defense Ministry said.
Military ties between the United States and Serbia have improved since the ouster in 2000 of former President Slobodan Milosevic
Milosevic, who died in April while in detention at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, had fomented four wars in the Balkans as Yugoslavia broke apart. In 1999, the United States led a NATO bombing campaign against Serbia to halt Milosevic’s crackdown against separatist ethnic Albanians in the southern Serb province of Kosovo.
Since Milosevic’s ouster, Belgrade’s new authorities have sought to establish closer ties with NATO and the West.
Belgrade’s inclusion in NATO’s Membership For Peace program — a first step toward eventual membership — hinges, however, on the arrest of another war crimes suspect: Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic.