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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.

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.

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.

Serbian FM: It's impudent to say Operation Storm was ethically clean

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described in Belgrade on Friday as "sheer impudence" Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's statement that Operation Storm had been "ethically clean" and that it had "relieved (Serbs) of the heavy centuries-long burden of Greater Serbia projects."

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.

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.

Serb representatives in Vukovar don't attend Victory Day observance

Political representatives of Croatian Serbs did not take part this year either in observing Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day in Vukovar, although they were invited at a City Council session.

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."

People's Coalition lays wreaths at Mirogoj cemetery

Representatives of the People's Coalition on Friday laid wreaths and lit candles at Zagreb's central Mirogoj cemetery on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the military and police Operation Storm, Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day, saying that they wanted to mark this day in a dignified manner and without involving politics.

Serbian official says displaced, refugees from Croatia can't exercise rights

About 650,000 people from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia came to Serbia during the 1990s wars and many, mainly displaced from Croatia, still cannot exercise their acquired rights, Serbian Refugees Commissioner Vladimir Cucic said in Belgrade on Friday.

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.

Serbia commemorates Serb victims of Operation Storm

"I don't believe in collective guilt and I will never say that Croats are responsible for your suffering. They are not. Those who threw bombs and those who spat on you when you were forced to flee your homes are responsible. How many of them did that -- this is something Croats must count, for their own sake. Their future will depend on their readiness to do that," PM Vucic said.

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.

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.

Ministers visit storm-hit Osijek, local hospital to be renovated

Health Minister Dario Nakic said in Osijek on Tuesday that the damage caused to the city hospital by a storm that hit Osijek on Monday, would be removed and that it was estimated at five million kuna.

14 from summer camp killed while rafting in storm on Russian lake

Thirteen children and one adult have died while rafting during a storm on Lake Syamozero in Russia's north-western region of Karelia near the Finnish border, emergency services told TASS news agency on Sunday.

At least 11 children, one adult killed in storm on Russian lake

At least 11 children and one adult have died in a storm on Lake Syamozero in Russia's north-western region of Karelia near the Finnish border, an Investigative Committee official told TASS news agency on Sunday.

Eight killed or missing, dozens injured in heavy China storms

In Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Autonomous Region in southern China, 23 people were injured when a landslide knocked down the walls of a school.