The exchange of protest notes between Serbia and Croatia is not a dispute between countries but a conflict between anti-fascism and fascism, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Tuesday.
Belgrade and Zagreb tried to hand each other protest notes after a Serbian military delegation was not allowed into Croatia to attend a commemoration for the victims of the World War 2 Jasenovac death camp. Officials in Belgrade said the delegation had been announced while officials in Zagreb said it was not. Sharply worded statements were made on both sides.
“I don’t want to get involved further in the notes because I think that they are taking us into an endless loop in which we are loosing the clear image of what happened. What did happen was that our delegation, our young cadets, were going to pay hommage to the victims in Jasenovac, one of the places of greatest suffering in World War 2 in Europe,” Brnabic said in Luxembourg.