Croatia has practical experience in armed conflict on its territory from the 1990s that can be used to resolve the situation in Ukraine, said the country's Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, while presenting at the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
"We have this unique know-how and extensive expertise. This is a useful complementary contribution to the international community's efforts in similar situations, such as with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in Ukraine, where we can draw many parallels," said Plenkovic.
The Croatian Army and police force conducted Operation "Oluja" (Storm) on August 4-7, 1995 to recapture the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian Krajina (RSK), a Serb territorial entity that was established on the territory of Croatia in 1991 with the support of Belgrade.
The operation, during which more than 200,000 were expelled and over 2,000 Serbs were killed, culminated in the victory of the Croatian forces, which established control over a fifth of the country that had been lost in the early 1990s.