Wreath-laying ceremonies held in Batina on Victory Day

On the occasion of Victory Day, May 9, in memory of the defeat of the Fascist forces at the end of the Second World War, delegations of the Croatian authorities and the embassies of Russia, Serbia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on Thursday laid wreaths in front of a WWII monument in the eastern Croatian village of Batina erected in memory of the Yugoslav Partisans and the Red Army troops who gave their lives during the Battle of Batina in November 1944.

In the battle against the German Wehrmacht and its allies in that village on the right bank of the Danube River, an estimated 1,500 Red Army troops were killed.

The monument, made by sculptor Antun Augustincic in 1947, also includes an ossuary with the remains of 1,297 Red Army soldiers.

Russian Ambassador Anvar Azimov said more than 6,000 members of the Red Army died in Croatia during WWII, adding that their contribution to the fight against fascism must not be forgotten.

Last update: Mon, 09/05/2016 - 19:04

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