MOSCOW – The countries that took part in the NATO bombing of FR Yugoslavia in 1999 or that supported the aggression must realize that messages should be drawn from the past, announced the Russian Foreign Ministry on the occasion of 16 years since the NATO bombing.

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That act represented a blatant infringement on the UN Charter, the Final Act of Helsiniki, the international law and the UN resolution on Kosmet, said the Ministry.

It is essentual to abandon the practice of double standars and the unilateral and selective interpretation of the international law, states the Russian Ministry.