Two people were arrested in Vukovar on Thursday morning; while three other individuals have been summoned by the police for questioning for suspected war crimes committed at the outset of the Homeland War in 1991.
The Ministry of the Interior confirmed the arrests despite Police in Vukovar-Srijem County saying they had no relevant information regarding the case. According to so-far unconfirmed reports, one of the men arrested is a city administration employee and the other is an employee of the Joint Council of Municipalities.
"What I can confirm, is that several people were arrested today for suspected war crimes. As far as I know, a criminal investigation is underway," said Interior Minister Davor Božinović.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković: "Police are doing their job. And the special working group investigating war crimes in Vukovar and Ovčara have attained results through investigations that began in February. There is no added pressure from the government in this regard. The police and the State Attorney's Office are doing their jobs independently from any outside institution."
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