The Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenković made a shameful speech at the celebration of the criminal operation “Storm”, accusing Belgrade for the exile of 250,000 Serbs.

“Once again, we are witnessing pathetic and empty accusations of exiling Serbs, even though it is well known that they were forced to leave by their leadership, in collusion with Belgrade. We will not allow the liberating and just character of the Homeland to be brought into question, nor will we allow any accusations against our heroes. We take pride in protecting the rights of national minorities. Serbia, unfortunately, is not cooperating either in the matter of missing persons, nor in the matter of camps in the territory of Serbia,” said Plenković.

In his statement, the Prime Minister of Croatia conveniently forgot to mention around 2,000 Serbs who had been killed in this operation. He also did not remember the crime on the Petrovac road, where a refugee column was bombed by a Croatia MiG, killing nine people, including four children. The pilots of the MiG are now under the protection of the Croatian authorities, while Plenković is talking today about cooperation in resolving war crimes.

The Croatian military-police operation “Storm” began un August 4, 1995, with an offensive by the Croatian army, police, and units of the Croatian Defense Council in the areas of Banija, Kordun, Lika and north Dalmatia, that was then the territory of the Republic of Serbian Krajina. The operation “Storm” led to the exile of more than 250,000 Serbs from Croatia.

August 5, the day when the operation “Storm” ended with the Croatian army entering a nearly abandoned Knin and raising the Croatian flag on the Knin fortress, is celebrated as a national holiday in Croatia.