Operation Storm marked the end of the Serbian aggression against Croatia, and ended the Serb siege of Bihać in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ahead of Wednesday’s celebrations Prime Minister Andrej Plenković visited Mirogoj Cemetery where he laid wreaths and lit candles at the Wall of Pain monument, the Central Cross for Soldier killed in the Homeland War, the tomb of the first Croatian President Franjo Tuđman and the Tomb of unidentified Victims of the Homeland War.
"In light of the 25th anniversary of Operation Storm we laid wreaths and lit candles here at Mirogoj to once again show our gratitude and pay our respects to Croatian veterans, the first President Franjo Tuđman, and to all those who paid the ultimate price for Croatian freedom. We also reflected on an operation that paved the way for the liberation of occupied territory, and set the foundations for the peaceful reintegration of eastern Slavonia and re-establishing Croatia's territorial integrity," Plenković said.
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