ZAGREB, August 23, 2019 – Presidential candidate Miroslav Škoro said on Friday that the Croatian society was already deeply divided and therefore it would not be good for it to be divided when it came to the topic of victims.
On the occasion of European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, which is in Croatia observed in memory of the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Škoro attended the Requiem mass and funeral of 294 people killed in the aftermath of WWII, whose remains were unearthed in the recent years in Zagreb’s suburb of Gračani.
Škoro said that he hoped that people would realise that each victim has the right to a dignified funeral and grave.
During the observance of today’s Memorial Day, Škoro extended condolences to the families of all victims in the Nazi, Fascist and Communist regimes.
Asked by the press about the Knin incidents, Škoro said that he condemned all attacks and violence.
I think that in Knin, it was actually the attack against Croatian citizens, this is the priority thing. The assailants were reportedly masked. We should wait for the police report and all other conclusions are premature, including comments on the ethnicity, which we do not need at all, said Škoro.
In the 21 August incidents, bar-goers, including a 9-year-old child, were injured and exposed to insults in the two cafes in Knin while they were watching a TV broadcast of the football match of the Belgrade-based Crvena Zvezda club.
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