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Serbian pres apologizes for wartime massacre

Serbian pres apologizes for wartime massacre

Serbian President Boris Tadic has apologized for Serb wartime atrocities at the site where more than 200 Croats were slain by Serb rebels during the 1991 war.
Tadic is the first Serbian leader to visit Ovcara, the site of a mass grave near the town of Vukovar. He said Thursday he came to "bow down before the victims" and "once again offer words of apology and express regret."
The massacre at Ovcara remains a painful symbol for Croats of Serb wartime brutality.
Tadic and his Croatian counterpart, Ivo Josipovic, will later lay wreaths in the nearby village of Paulin Dvor, where 18 Serbs were killed by Croats in 1991.
It is the strongest condemnation yet of wartime crimes and a symbolic step of reconciliation between the two nations.


Updated : 2021-03-05 18:55 GMT+08:00