ZAGREB, August 30, 2019 – International Day of the Disappeared, observed on August 30, was marked by wreath-laying ceremonies at the town cemetery in Vinkovci on Friday, and on that occasion War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved said that Croatia was still searching for 1,892 people who had gone missing in the 1991-1995 war.
Medved reiterated that the government was committed to shedding light on the destinies of people who had been unaccounted-for since the war.
“This is the humanitarian issue of top priority,” he underscored during the commemorations in the eastern town of Vinkovci. The minister criticised Serbia for its failure to cooperate in providing documents and information about primary and secondary graves of war victims.
Medved said that in the last three years, 108 people had been identified in Croatia and trial excavations were conducted on a daily basis.
The commemorations were organised today by associations of families of defenders and soldiers who were killed during the 1991-1995 war of independence, under the auspices of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović and the ministry of war veterans’ affairs.
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