Serbian PM thanks prosecutors for indicting Croatian pilots

NEWS 25.05.2022 15:23
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Source: Tanjug/ Strahinja Aćimović

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic expressed gratitude to prosecutors who indicted four Croatian pilots alleged to have bombed a refugee column in 1995.

“The Serbian government thanks our Prosecutor’s Office for filing the indictment, and the President of the Republic of Serbia for insisting that this crime not be forgotten,” Brnabic is quoted as saying in a statement. She also expressed full support to all state institutions “in the fight for justice, which is sometimes slow, but always remains sure”.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Davos and expressed dissatisfaction with indictment against Croatian pilots for the bombing of a refugee column in 1995.

Brnabic said that “protecting murderers of children and the elderly is not a European value, nor a threat to those seeking justice”. “As Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, it is my duty to remind everyone in Serbia, but also in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the European Union, for who and for what justice Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and the state of Serbia are fighting,” she said adding that the indictment was filed “against cowards and monsters who 27 years ago, from the air, on the territory of another state, killed children and the elderly in a procession of refugees”.

The lengthy statement said that the Serb refugees fled after “the biggest ethnic cleansing after the Second World War”. It named some the people killed in the bombing.