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Presidents apologise over Croatian war

The presidents of Serbia-Montenegro and Croatia have apologised for the actions of their citizens in the 1991-95 war between the two countries. The surprise remarks came during the Croatian president’s first visit to Belgrade since the conflict, which followed his country’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia. “As a president of Serbia-Montenegro, I want to apologise for all the evils any citizen of Serbia and Montenegro has committed against any citizen of Croatia,” said Serbian President Svetozar Marovic. His comments prompted Mr Mesic to rewrite a prepared speech to add his own apology. “In my name, I also apologise to all those who have suffered pain or damage at any time from citizens of Croatia who misused or acted against the law,” Mr Mesic said. The war left around 20,000 people dead and more than a quarter of million displaced from their homes. Full Story

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