The article is an an English translation of a statement by the President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic, to Yugoslav citizens. The statement was originally posted online at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/yuembassy/ by the Yugoslav Embassy in Washington, DC, but is no longer available there. It was sent to IBPP by a reader.

IBPP suggests that readers analyze this statement in the context of the objectives publicly ventured by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as rationale for its ongoing attacks on Yugoslav military assets that began on March 24, 1999.