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.

"Frankly, I didn't see that, but if it happened, I agree that it's inappropriate," caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Bozo Petrov said, as reported by Nova TV, adding that Croatia's independence and the homeland could be celebrated in a nice way.

Caretaker Culture Minister Zlatko Hasanbegovic said there were irresponsible individuals coming to the celebration with inappropriate insignia. "Ustasha insignia is not welcome anywhere in 2016."

Last update: Fri, 05/08/2016 - 20:34

More from Croatia

Protesters call for termination of Croatia-Holy See agreements

Around 400 people rallied in downtown Zagreb on Saturday to demand the termination of the agreements between Croatia...

Croatian PM: There's no reason to put up border fences for now

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Saturday that at the moment he did not see any need to put up...

Croatia's first freshwater aquarium opens in Karlovac

Aquatika, Croatia's first freshwater aquarium to be built almost entirely with EU funds, was opened in Karlovac on...

Plenkovic: Restoring belief in European project key task for European leaders

Restoring belief in the European project and fighting populism is the most important task for European leaders,...

Croatian companies looking for new business opportunities in Azerbaijan

About 60 Croatian business people from 35 companies will visit Azerbaijan next week to take part in a business forum...