Croatian War Veterans Day

Pupovac says difficult for SDSS to take part in Aug 5 celebrations because of the way holiday is marked

The vice president of the Independent Democratic Serb party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar on Sunday once again commented on the atmosphere and the celebration of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Veterans' Day in Knin, saying that because of the way that day is celebrated, it was very hard for the SDSS to take part in it.

Plenkovic condemns 'acts of provocation' in Knin

ZAGREB, Aug 6 (Hina) - Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic on Saturday condemned "all the acts of provocation in Knin" yesterday during the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm and dismissed claims that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic had become involved in the election campaign.

Controversial singer Thompson among those with misdemeanour charges after celebration in Knin

Criminal charges have been pressed against two and misdemeanour charges against six people at the celebration of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm in Knin on Friday and judging by the Facebook profile of controversial pop singer Marko Perkovic Thompson, he is among those faced with misdemeanour charges for disturbing public peace and order.

Croatia refuses to receive Serbia's protest note over flag-burning incident

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miro Kovac said on Friday evening Croatia refused to receive Serbia's protest note Serbia over the burning of the Serbian flag in Knin earlier that day during the marking of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm, saying that "the inflation of notes creates disorder."

Croatian PM says fight for economy should be won now

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Friday that he came to Knin on Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day in memory of those who gave their lives and health for Croatia, adding that now was the time to win the fight for a better economy.

Some veterans in Vukovar notified Serbia wants them for war crimes

Some war veterans from Vukovar have started receiving a note signed by Croatian War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved informing them that the Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor's Office has launched proceedings against them which have been referred to Croatia.

Ustasha salutes, traffic disruption mar Victory Day celebration in Knin

A group of about 40 men in black T-shirts briefly blocked Knin's main street around 2 pm on Friday, singing Ustasha songs and shouting the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready!", which citizens reported to the police.

Plenkovic says everyone marks Aug 5 as they see fit

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic on Friday commented on Social Democratic Party (SDP) president Zoran Milanovic's failure to attend a ceremony in Knin marking Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day, saying everyone "marks this day as they think they should."

President says Operation Storm honourable victory for righteous cause

We respect every victim, the president said adding that every human life is valuable and that every family mourns their loved once the same way. "But (everyone) must know that 'Storm' was and will be remembered in history as a politically justified, ethically clean and military brilliant liberation operation on Croatian state territory.

President says Croatia respects every victim but Operation Storm was ethically clean

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Friday in Knin at the central celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Croatian military and police Operation Storm and celebration of  Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day that Croatia respected every victim, but that Operation Storm was ethically clean.

Top state officials pay their respects to Operation Storm veterans

Croatia's state leadership, led by President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, after a military parade on Friday laid wreaths and lit candles in Dr. Ante Starcevic Square in Knin where a central ceremony marking Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day is held.

Croatia marks 21st anniversary of Operation Storm

Croatia marks Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day on August 5 to remember Operation Storm, a joint military and police operation that ended a Serb armed rebellion in August 1995 and restored Croatian sovereignty over occupied central and southern parts of the country, enabling peaceful reintegration of eastern Croatia in January 1998.

Anti-war protest elicits harsh counter-protest

A peaceful anti-war protest was held in Zagreb's main square at 6 pm on Thursday, eliciting a peaceful counter-protest by Croatian war and civil associations and a strong response from representatives of war veterans' associations.

President issues message for Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic issued a message on Thursday extending her best wishes to Croatian citizens on Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans' Day, observed on August 5.

PM issues message on Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Thursday congratulated war veterans and all citizens on Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian War Veterans Day, which are observed on August 5.