The ministry says that Dežulović “is trying to belittle all the victims of Vukovar and of the Homeland War.”
His column convinces us that “we must keep persevering with the promotion of the truth about the Homeland War” which helped the Croatian people to see the centuries-long dream about their state come truth.
The ministry says that the sacrifice made in Vukovar and Škabrnja deserves to be honoured on a daily basis and by all citizens of the Republic of Croatia that became free owing to those who gave their lives for the independence of their country.
Every well-meaning and sensible person is outraged at how Boris Dežulović easily disparages the war victims of Vukovar, the ministry says wondering why Dežulović cannot be at ease with the dignified manner of commemorating the Vukovar victims and why he could not be at ease with freedom which he can enjoy thanks to the sacrifices made in Vukovar and the whole of Croatia.
The ministry condemns the text that particularly disturbs the families who lost their dearest ones.
Dežulović writes, among other things, in his article headlined “F*off Vukovar” that for thirty years, “our patriotism has been incessantly measured” by Vukovar which after 30 years of “hypnotic murmur filled with awe for the Homeland” has become devoid of each individual meaning, sense and point and that Vukovar has been used for making all feel reverence for Croatia.
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