The President of the Executive Board of the Academy for Democratic Development, Balša Božović, attended today in Grubori the commemoration of those killed in 1995 following the military operation “Storm” and paid respects to the civilian victims who were killed in this village.
He emphasized that the prosecution of all crimes committed against civilians in the wars of the 1990s is the most important part of dealing with the past in the entire region, and that it is a step without which reconciliation and peaceful coexistence are not possible.
“Today we are here in Plavno and Grubori to pay tribute to the killed civilians of Serbian nationality who were deprived of the right to life during and after the military operation “Storm” just because they were Serbs. We are here today so that we would never let them be forgotten, so that we can once again show our determination that no crime should go unpunished. We are also here to remind the judiciary and all competent authorities to make much greater efforts and to punish the perpetrators and bring justice to the victims and their families. We have to make it clear that no one should ever be afraid because he or she is a Serb or a Croat, and to explicitly say that coexistence is possible only with justice and the rule of law. ” – said Bozovic.
He pointed out that Milorad Pupovac, the Serbian National Council in Croatia and the Independent Democratic Serbian Party, with their attitude towards victims, war-crimes, war-criminals and their work towards reconciliation of Serbs and Croats in Croatia, wrote honorable pages of Croatian history that sooner or later the whole of Croatia will be proud of. .
Bozovic concluded by said that today he was proud to be with people today who are committed to peace-building, justice, reconciliation and a dignified life, and who are doing everything in their power to stop hatred forever.
Beesides Balša Božović, Boris Milošević, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, as well as Anja Šimpraga, Member of the Croatian Parliament also attended the commemoration.
Knin, 25 August 2021