Hill: When diplomacy fails, results can be tragic
Christopher Hill, the ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, has given his opinion on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Serbian targets.
By posting several statements on his Twitter account, Hill initially expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the bombing that lasted for 78 days.
"I have dedicated my life to diplomacy - finding diplomatic solutions to seemingly intractable problems," Hill wrote in one of his posts.
"Throughout my career, I've learned that sometimes diplomacy fails," he said. "When it does, the results can be tragic."
Expressing his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives during the wars of the 1990s, including as a result of the NATO air campaign, Hill said that "I know that the Serbian people will never forget that terrible time, nor should they".
However, he added that the commitment of the United States to the partnership with Serbia is unwavering, as is the commitment to diplomacy.
He said that the Serbian people will never set aside their grief. "But I believe they are strong enough to set aside their grievances."
"Together, we can build the better future the Serbian people deserve and want for future generations."