Knin

Serb rebel accused of expelling Croats from Knin

The Split County Prosecutor's Office has indicted a 59-year-old Serbian citizen for ordering the terrorising and expulsion of Croats from the area of Knin in 1992.

Student dorm and public library opened in Knin

A student dormitory and a public library were formally opened in Knin on Tuesday.

Knin authorities say notices put on both Serb Orthodox and Catholic graves

The Knin town authorities on Wednesday dismissed insinuations that they had left notices on Serb Orthodox graves for the non-payment of cemetery fees but not on Roman Catholic ones, saying the notices had been put on 77 Orthodox and 65 Catholic graves.

Two men reported for burning Serbian flag in Knin on Aug 5

The police in Knin have filed criminal reports against two men for burning a Serbian flag in Knin on August 5, during a commemoration of the 1995 Operation Storm.

Croatian, British soldiers hold joint exercise near Knin

A Croatian Army platoon and three platoons of the British Armed Forces held a demonstration as part of the military exercise "Sava Star 16" at a military range about ten kilometres from Knin on Monday.

Zagreb mayor's coalition presents election platform

The Coalition for the Prime Minister presented its election platform in Knin on Wednesday, saying it consisted of five foundations for success, ten main guidelines and ten key decisions.

Petrov says controversial salute should neither be banned nor used

The president of the Bridge party, Bozo Petrov, said on Sunday that the salute "For the Homeland, Ready!" should neither be banned nor used as there were much nicer salutes and songs by which the homeland can be glorified and that the most appropriate thing would be to educate the youth about that salute.

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.

Orepic: Historians, judiciary should define character of 'For the homeland ready' salute

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Saturday that historians and the judiciary should take a clear view on the Ustasha salute "For the homeland ready" and that said view should be "positioned" in the law.

Pupovac says events in Knin make many feel trepidation

Serb National Council (SNV) president Milorad Pupovac said on Saturday that the events in Knin yesterday, during the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm, made many feel trepidation and that the feeling still lasted.

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.

Serbia sends new protest note over flag-burning in Knin

The Serbian Foreign Ministry forwarded a protest note to Croatia on Friday over the burning of the Serbian flag in Knin earlier today during the marking of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm.

Executive authority leaders slam incidents in Knin

Representatives of the executive authority on Friday evening condemned the incidents which took place in Knin after the official marking of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm, when a group of citizens sang Ustasha songs and shouted the Ustasha salute, and the Serbian flag was also set on fire.

Two arrested for setting Serbian flag alight

Police on Friday arrested two men for setting fire to the Serbian flag in Knin during the 21st Operation Storm anniversary, Sibenik-Knin County police spokeswoman Marica Kosor told Hina, adding that the police had also "established five offences against public order committed by wearing inappropriate clothing".

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.

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.

EUR 120mn from EU funds for six small war-affected towns in Croatia

Beli Manastir, Benkovac, Darda, Knin, Petrinja and Vukovar will take part in a EUR 120 million programme for the integrated regeneration of small towns affected by the 1991-19915 war.  

40 persons indicted for war crimes committed in Knin prison

The Split County Prosecutor's Office has issued an indictment against 40 persons for war crimes committed against prisoners of war and civilians held in prison in Knin from 1991 to the end of 1993.