Representatives of the Serb National Council (SNV) and Serb organisations on Wednesday lit candles to pay their respects to all the innocents killed in the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar during the 1991-95 war, with SNV president Milorad Pupovac saying it was necessary to overcome the war legacy and remember every victim.
The candles were lit at the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb. Zagreb-Ljubljana Metropolitan Porfirije was also present.
“Here we lit candles for all the innocent victims of Vukovar, independently of nationality. Remembering the victims makes us better because with this act we don’t want to create divisions in society,” Pupovac said.
“Today we paid our respects to the victims at this place and we will do it elsewhere too because every victim and innocent killed deserves to be remembered and commemorated. Nowadays, unfortunately, we treat victims differently, so some victims from the 90s war are forgotten, which certainly isn’t conducive to reconciliation,” he added.