HVIDRA distances itself from talks between "self-proclaimed" veterans', political parties

The association of disabled war veterans which goes by the acronym HVIDRA on Wednesday distanced itself from current and possible future actions by what it called "self-proclaimed representatives" of Homeland War veterans and victims who lately have been holding frequent meetings with representatives of some political camps.

In a statement issued today, HVIDRA says that it is the biggest and most numerous association of disabled Homeland War veterans, established in 1992, and that it has 37,000 members.

It notes that it is no longer a member of any coordinating body of veterans' associations and that it has not taken part in any of the working meetings held so far by some veterans' associations with some political parties.

Based on decisions by its bodies, HVIDRA will call on its members to vote, in the upcoming early parliamentary election set for September 11, for the political camp that will protect the dignity of the Homeland War and the dignity and rights of war veterans as well as adopt a single law regulating war veterans' rights that will have the status of a constitutional law, the association said in a statement signed by its president Josip Djakic and HVIDRA Main Committee chair Josip Perisa.

Last update: Wed, 24/08/2016 - 20:21

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