What happened in Dubrovnik in 1991 is a disgrace for Montenegro and it must "never happen again because it wasn't in Montenegro's national interest," Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said in parliament on Wednesday.
The majority of Montenegrin MPs agreed with him, although some blamed him because he was prime minister at that time too.
Opposition MPs from pro-Serb parties also blamed him for comparing "Dubrovnik in 1991 with the Battle of Mojkovac of 1916" at the main celebration of Montenegro's independence on May 21.
"After Mojkovac we lost the state and disappeared from the world's map, but after Dubrovnik we jeopardised some fundamental elements of Montenegrin society. We must learn the lesson and strictly follow Montenegro's national interests," Djukanovic said, adding that neither had been in Montenegro's interest.