Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...