Croatian parliament rejected an interpellation on actions taken by the government in the failed purchase of F-16 combat aircraft from Israel.
43 representatives voted in favor of the interpellation, 79 voted against and three sustained. Prior to the voting representatives once again presented their standpoints.
“They lied that they weren't informed on the conditions to purchase the planes, but the American Ambassador unmasked them in their lies, who said that he personally delivered papers of warning to Prime Minister Andrej Plenković,” said Social Democratic Party leader Davor Bernardić.
GLAS party member Goran Beus Richembergh said that the minimum politeness would be to admit that a mistake was made and that the job was not conducted well, while Živi Zid party member Branimir Bunjac claimed that Croatia does not have air defense and the Andrej Plenković government is exclusively responsible for this.
“The message to the Croatian public is that the procedure for acquisition of multi-purpose combat aircraft was completely legal and transparent, that all relevant state institutions were informed on the acquisition process including the responsible parliamentary defense committee,” said Branko Bačić from the Croatian Democratic Union.
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