The heads of several veterans' associations on Tuesday met with Social Democratic Party (SDP) leader Zoran Milanovic for talks on Serbia's European Union accession negotiations on Chapter 23 and 24 and later told reporters that they "wanted to teach Milanovic and SDP democracy and dialogue."
"We don't want politicians to use incendiary talk. We call on the public to defuse the tension and to establish relations with Serbia and to facilitate working meetings to foster dialogue. In this situation we won't get anywhere. After elections no-one is bothered about us. We told Milanovic that," Josip Klemm said. He recalled that they had organised a similar meeting with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic.
Ahead of the meeting, veterans presented reporters with a press release in which they call on President Grabar-Kitarovic to organise a meeting with Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and veterans' representatives and other interested parties so as to finally begin to work on finding those missing (from the Homeland War in the 1990s) and to resolve the latest developments in relations between the two countries.
Veteran Kazimir Jukic said that they had been invited to the meeting in SDP and that they had responded because they "wanted to teach Zoran Milanovic and the SDP, democracy and togetherness in dialogue"
No-one in SDP wished to comment on the meeting.