Storm is a brilliant historical military and police operation that we can be proud of, the operation which liberated central parts of the occupied Croatia, "And nobody will qualify Storm otherwise," Sanader said.
CROATIA: Sanader- ICTY Prosecution Is Crossing the Line
Prime Minister Ivo Sanader on Tuesday called on the Croatian public not to be alarmed at the proposal of the ICTY Prosecution to amend the indictment against General Mladen Markac and Ivan Cermak and added that "the more absurd the indictment is the easier will it be to contest it".
The accusations are truly absurd, the PM said. We should not be alarmed at it, the more absurd the indictment is the easier will it be to contest it, said Sanader who is convinced that the final outcome in the assessment of Operation Storm would be absolutely positive.
"I am a little concerned with the nervousness of the Prosecution which, lacking evidence, is crossing the line which has not been crossed before, namely it qualified Storm Operation, which has undoubtedly been a legitimate Croatian operation, as a criminal enterprise," the PM said.
Storm is a brilliant historical military and police operation that we can be proud of, the operation which liberated central parts of the
occupied Croatia, Sanader said. "And nobody will qualify Storm otherwise," he said.
The prime minister said that such indictments and qualifications of Storm were contrary to the 1994 Declaration of the UN General Assembly which clearly states that those were the occupied parts of Croatia. In accordance with that if a sovereign country is occupied it has the right to liberate its territory, Sanader said.
In connection with the proposal to expand the indictment against Markac and Cermak, Sanader reiterated that Croatia would fully cooperated with the UN war crimes tribunal adding that cooperation with the ICTY was Croatia's obligation under the Constitutional law and the country's international obligation.
Source: Hina News Agency