A delegation of Croatian parliamentary deputies from the left-green bloc on Sunday laid wreaths and lit candles in Vukovar in memory of people killed in the 1991 aggression on that eastern city.
Sandra Bencic of the We Can! party, independent MP Bojan Glavasevic, and Ivana Kekin of the New Left laid a wreath and lit a candle at the site of the Ovcara mass grave from where in 1996 the remains of 200 wounded soldiers and civilians taken from the Vukovar Hospital and killed on the Ovcara farm were exhumed.
Among them was Glavasevic's father, Croatian Radio war correspondent Sinisa Glavasevic.
Noting that the remains of his father and grandfather had been found but that his family was still looking for his grandmother, MP Glavasevic said that he sympathised with all people who were still looking for their dearest ones gone missing in the war and that the search for them was a human and moral obligation.
Bencic, Glavasevic and Kekin also laid a wreath and lit a candle at the Homeland War Memorial Cemetery and then threw a wreath into the Danube River for all civilian war victims.
Asked if the wreath thrown into the Danube was also intended for Serbs killed in Vukovar, Glavasevic said it was also intended for his "grandmother and grandfather as well as for all innocent Serb civilian war victims."
Reporters also asked Glavasevic about the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Boris Milosevic of the Independent Democratic Serb Party in the Vukovar commemorations earlier this week, when together with Serb National Council president Milorad Pupovac and Serbian presidential envoy Veran Matic he paid tribute to the victims of Ovcara on November 17, after they threw a wreath into the Danube for all civilian war victims.
The MP said that those were symbolic but important gestures and that he believed that it was Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic who should have thrown the wreath into the Danube then but that he "evidently lacked the courage."
"I think that Veran Matic having knelt at Ovcara is no small matter. It is, however, very important to say that those symbolic gestures should be followed by concrete action, notably with regard to civilian war victims. There simply must be progress in that regard," said Glavasevic.