Army Defends Military Exercise Costs

Total Croatia News

ZAGREB, October 18, 2018 – The commanders of a three-day military exercise dubbed “Velebit 18 – Joint Force” on Thursday reported that the manoeuvre cost 8.075 million kuna, expressing their satisfaction with the exercise results and underscoring that it showed that Croatia’s army is the successor of the victorious army in the Homeland War.

A deputy commander of the exercise, Brigadier-General Senad Fejzić, said that this year 16 million kuna was planned for military exercises and the Velebit 18 cost 8.1 million kuna of which the highest portion was used for personnel costs.

He recalled that participation in military exercises is paid and so each solider received between 100 kuna and 120 kuna. He underlined that this was about as much as had been planned.

Fejzić explained that the arsenal used during the exercise was that which expiration date was approaching.

The major part of the planned costs related to field allowance for soldiers amounting to 5 million kuna while the cost of fuel used amounted to 2.8 million kuna. Other costs included 230,000 kuna for the use of digital guides and less than 45,000 kuna for advertising.


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