The head of the Independent Democratic Serb Party (SDSS), Milorad Pupovac, said on Wednesday that the party's leadership would decide whether it would leave or stay in the ruling coalition.
"The SDSS Presidency will discuss what we have discussed with our coalition partners, including the prime minister. It is up to the party's Presidency to decide what to do," Pupovac told a press conference in the Parliament building.
Commenting on his statement that had caused outrage in public, Pupovac said that no one needs to ask him not to compare present-day Croatia to the WWII-era Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia (NDH). "I know the difference very well and that's why I've been living in Croatia for these three decades," he said.
"As for my apology, in this country I have been called different names which in my opinion do not signify what I am or what my party is. I am not a Chetnik, but I will never ask for an apology from those who say that. I am not and will never be a Chetnik," Pupovac said.