Serbia: Vucic among thousands honouring victims of Croatian 'Operation Storm'

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the leader of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik attended a remembrance memorial in Backa Palanka, Saturday, to honour the victims during the Croatian Army (HV) action 'Operation Storm' in 1995. Thousands participated in the commemoration, with Dodik and Vucic making speeches honouring the estimated 1,192 Serbian civilians killed during the Croatian military... Еще operation, and the 200,000 refugees pushed out of territory seized by the HV. Jelena Knezevic, «the girl from the column», who in 1995 fled from Krajina, also made remarks. During the four day battle during the Bosnian War, the Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina lost 10,400 square kilometres (4,000 square miles) to the HV, with reports of a variety of crimes committed against Serbs that remained in the area seized. The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) later attempted to try three Croatian generals involved in the action on charges of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. All three military officials were acquitted. However, Serbia has continued to sue Croatia for the operation, stating that the action and the numbers killed constitutes a genocide.

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