BELGRADE – Serbian Minister of Veteran and Social Policy Aleksandar Vulin led a delegation that laid wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the WWII bombing of Belgrade in the New Cemetery on Wednesday.

After the wreath-laying ceremony, Vulin said that Nazi Germany had bombed the city without a prior declaration of war, not to warn or defeat it, but to destroy it.

The minister noted that throughout its history, the Serbian capital had survived many bombings, but that the one that took place in the early morning hours of April 6, 1941, was the most brutal.

On April 6, Serbia remembers the bombing of Belgrade in which the city suffered enormous damage, and the start of World War II in the territory of Yugoslavia.

Belgrade city officials and representatives of veteran associations also laid wreaths in the alley of the fallen in the April 6 bombing that contains the remains of 1,992 residents of Belgrade.