All NATO members invited to Croatia's Operation Storm parade

Croatia has invited all NATO member states to take part in a parade in Zagreb on August 4 that will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm.

Source: Vecernje novosti

The invitation has already been accepted by Germany and Britain, the Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti writes, and adds that U.S. warplanes and helicopters are also expected to take part, as well as those from British, Czech, and Hungarian air forces, and that they "should fly over Zagreb."

The paper learned from the headquarters of the Croatian military that "new applications are arriving on a daily bases from foreign countries wishing to participate in the parade," but these sources not specify who will take part.

Asked whether neighboring countries, "including Bosnia-Herzegovina" have been invited, "Zagreb neither confirmed nor denied," according to the article.

Earlier this month, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that participation of foreign troops in this parade would be considered an anti-Serb gesture by their countries.

Serbian president's adviser Ivan Mrkic supported this statement as "completely justified," saying that Serbia and Croatia "have completely different views on Storm - for us it is a symbol of the suffering of the Serb people."


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