Serbia: Vucic among thousands in Novi Sad to honour victims of Croatia’s «Operation Storm»

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the leader of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik both attended a remembrance memorial in the Serbian town of Novi Sad, Friday, to honour those killed during the Croatian Army (HV) action ‘Operation Storm’ in 1995. Thousands gathered to join the service, with Dodik and Vucic among those to make speeches honouring the estimated 1,192 Serbian civilians killed... Еще during the Croatian military operation, and the 200,000 refugees pushed out of territory seized by the HV. A reported 836 who went missing between August 4 -7 in 1995 are still unaccounted for. 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 as genocide.

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