Djakic: No talks with Serbian veterans until Serbia admits aggression

Croatian disabled war veterans do not accept any talks with Serbian war veterans until Serbia admits that it waged a war of aggression against Croatia and pays respects to the victims and until missing persons are found, the leader of the association of Croatian disabled war veterans, which goes by the acronym HVIDRA, Josip Djakic, told Hina on Wednesday.

"There can be no talks whatsoever until the aggression is admitted, victims are bowed to and the missing are found," Djakic said, stressing that it was representatives of official Croatian authorities rather than war veterans who should discuss the matter with Serbian representatives.

"The official authorities should first obtain all that Serbian authorities should admit," he added.

Asked to comment on a proposal from Serbia for a meeting of Serbian and Croatian war veterans, and the statement by the Homeland War Special Police Association, Josip Klemm, that such a meeting would definitely take place in the future, Djakic said that Klemm was not speaking on behalf of the 37,000 disabled Homeland War veterans he was representing.

He added that Serbia's and Serbian veterans' policy was the same as it had been during the time when they attacked Croatia.

"Those veterans were members of the Serbian authorities at the time of paramilitary units and aggression on Croatia, together with incumbent President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic. They are all Chetniks," said Djakic.

Last update: Wed, 05/10/2016 - 13:29

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