Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the accusations in the Croatian media that he "threatened" local Croats and "tortured" them in Petrinja in 1991 were a shame for the European Union, which, he said, speaks to Serbia about the rule of law and the situation in the media.
„This is a shame for the EU and those preaching to us about the rule of law. I can find ten witnesses who will say that (Croatian Prime Minister Andrej) Plenkovic burned down my house, but that has nothing to do with the truth, so I ask you – are you at least a little ashamed,“ Vucic said for B92 television.
„I’ve never been to the territory of the Avnoj Croatia, as they call the Independent States of Croatia, until 1995. I guess I wasn’t brave enough to volunteer. I was 21 years old and I studied in Belgrade,“ said Vucic.
He said it was a lie because other witnesses said they had never seen him.
Vucic noted that in 1995 he was in Glina for two days with the Serbian Radical Party.