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Serb president to lay wreaths at Croat mass grave

Serb president to lay wreaths at Croat mass grave

Serbian President Boris Tadic is to pay his respects to 200 Croats slain by Serbs during the 1991 war in eastern Croatia _ the first Serbian leader do to so.
Tadic will lay a wreath at the site of a mass grave at a pig farm at Ovcara. For Croats the massacre remains a painful symbol of Serb wartime brutality.
Tadic and his Croatian counterpart, Ivo Josipovic, will also lay wreaths on Thursday for 18 Serbs killed by Croats in a nearby village to emphasize the need for reconciliation between the two people after the bloody war and subsequent mutual accusations over atrocities.
Serbia backed Croatian Serbs when they rebelled against the country's independence from Yugoslavia, triggering the war.
Some in Croatia oppose Tadic's visit, saying he should have first admitted that Serbs were aggressors in the war.


Updated : 2021-03-06 13:27 GMT+08:00