Operation "Storm". Destruction of the Republic of Serbian Krajina

Operation "Storm". Destruction of the Republic of Serbian Krajina

In August 1995, the troops of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted a joint military operation against the Serbian Krajina. She entered history as the operation “Storm” (Horv. Operacija Oluja, Serb. Operation Oluјa). As a result of this operation, the Republic of Serbian Krajina and the Republic of Western Bosnia, established in 1991, were liquidated. This military operation has become one of the largest ethnic cleansing in Europe. Around 150 - 200 Thousands of Serbs became refugees. Croatian military groups and police special forces carried out a sweep of the territory, destroying entire villages and killing those who remained, mostly elderly people. Hundreds of civilians were killed. In Serbia, and some researchers in Russia consider the organizers of this operation to be war criminals and put the Croatian military on a par with the functionaries of the Ustasha regime (a Croatian Nazi organization marked by the genocide of Serbs, Gypsies and Jews during the Second World War). In Serbia and the Republika Srpska, the day of the start of Operation “The Tempest” is a day of national mourning. In Croatia, it is considered the day of victory.


The collapse of Yugoslavia was accompanied by a series of military conflicts in which the factor of ethno-nationalism and religious hatred (the conflict of Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam) played a huge role. A fierce war began in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The United States, NATO and the UN have become active participants in the conflict. It must be said that the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav problems are not only Balkan, and even not only European, but also global. Here we see the collision along the North-South line (expansion of the Islamic project) and the West-East confrontation. The Serbs stood in the way of building the New World Order, where there is no room for the main Christian values ​​that Orthodoxy supports.

The defeat of the Serbs in these conflicts was also due to the policy of Josip Broz Tito, who organized the Federation according to the principle of national republics and autonomous territories (the same “mine” was laid under the USSR and continues to exist in the Russian Federation). At the same time, we should not forget that Yugoslavia pursued a policy of “sitting on two chairs”, being a “Trojan horse” in a socialist camp and receiving help from the United States and NATO for decades. We had to pay with the loss of a significant part of the Serbian territories, a decline in the morale of the population, and the fact that Belgrade at the beginning of the 21 century almost completely fell under the West. The decayed Yugoslav party apparatus played a big role in this, people in power in Serbia did not want to defend the state. Instead of active actions, including power, they gave up one position after another, betraying the national interests of Serbia. As a result, the situation reached the loss of the “heart of Serbia” - the province of Kosovo.

The main focus of the Yugoslav war was Croatia. This was due to the fact that there was a border between the Catholic and Orthodox worlds. Nothing special except religion, the Serbs and Croats did not differ, being once a single Slavic people. In addition, many Croats of Dalmatia, Slavonia, and Herzegovina were surrounded by Serbs. The enmity between the Serbs and the Croats was created for centuries, and the Vatican played the most important role in this process. Already during the First World War, the first Serb pogroms, concentration camps and punitive expeditions against the Serbs followed, in which many Croats took part. Vienna sanctioned the prosecution of the Serbs because of the conflict with Serbia. Until the second half of the 19 century, the Serbs were a relatively privileged, militarized group of people who defended the borders of the empire from the Turks. During the Second World War, the Independent State of Croatia was established and Ustashi began to solve the Serbian question according to the principle: “destroy one-third of the Serbs, expel one-third, and cross the third.” Hundreds of thousands of Serbs were exterminated in concentration camps, Croat-Muslim troops, Wehrmacht, Hungarian and Albanian formations. After the end of the Second World War in New Yugoslavia, Eastern Slavonia, Baranya, West Srem, Lika, Kordun and Dalmatia were included in Croatia. Proposals for local Serb communities in the areas where they constituted the majority, autonomy similar to those of Vojvodina and Kosovo, were rejected by the Allied authorities.

In the spring of 1991, the first armed clashes between the Croatian police and the Serb forces took place. In April 1991, the Serbs proclaimed autonomy in the territories where they constituted the majority of the population. In Zagreb, this step was considered a rebellion. The Croatian Ministry of the Interior has authorized the formation of a significant number of special police units. Franjo Tudjman signed a decree on the creation of the National Guard of Croatia, which became the core of the Croatian armed forces. The Serbs boycotted the Croatian independence referendum. 25 June 1991, the Croatian authorities adopted a declaration of independence. A month after the creation of an independent Croatia, about 30% of its territory was controlled by armed units of the Krajina Serbs and the Yugoslav people's army. The confrontation grew into a real war that lasted for several years. Croats actively supported the NATO countries, especially the United States and Germany. Help also came through private military companies.

At the end of 1994, through the mediation of the UN, Knin (the capital of the Serbian Krajina) and Zagreb concluded an economic agreement that concerned the freedom of movement of transport communications, the operation of the pipeline and the power system. However, a political agreement could not be reached. Soon the situation escalated again. The Croatian side did not want to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeepers. In response, Knin suspended all contact with Zagreb. The Croats used the truce to reorganize and strengthen their armed forces; eight elite guards brigades were formed, prepared according to NATO standards. During the operation "Winter '94" these units showed good fighting qualities, which were higher than those of the military units of the Republika Srpska and the RSK.

At the beginning of 1995, Franjo Tudjman demanded that the UN peacekeepers be withdrawn from the territory of Croatia. The UN has proposed a peace plan - “Z-4” (“Zagreb-4”). It provided for the entry of the Serbian Krajina into Croatia as a cultural autonomy. However, Knin refused to discuss this plan until the Croatian side extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping forces in Croatia. Zagreb extended the peacekeepers mandate, but in the spring fighting resumed. The Croatian army captured the territory of Western Slavonia. July 22 Presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia signed a document on joint actions and mutual assistance of the Croatian and Bosnian troops. Croatian forces, during the “Summer 1995” campaign, which ended on July 30, were able to break the link between Knin and Banja Luka, North Dalmatia fell into a semi-circle. To divert the attention of the Serbs, the diplomatic negotiations on the peace plan continued until August 3.

Forces of the parties, plan of operation

In late July - early August, Croatia mobilized and prepared a strike force of 150 thousand people at the borders of the RSK. In total, the Croatian Armed Forces at that time numbered about 250 thousand people, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs there were 45 thousand people. In addition, the 5th Army Corps of Bosnia and Herzegovina (25 thousand people) was to take part in the operation. The armed forces of the Republika Srpska Krajina numbered about 27 thousand people, 303 were in service with the army tank, about 300 units of armored vehicles, 360 artillery guns with a caliber of 100 mm and above. According to the mobilization plan, the number of armed formations could bring up to 62 thousand people.

Operation "Storm" ("Oluya"), the Croatian command began to develop at the end of 1994 year. Instructors from the American private military company MPRI took part in the planning of the operation, and NATO intelligence was also used. On the main directions, the Serbian defense had to break through the Guards brigades and, without getting involved in the battles to seize the fortified settlements, develop an offensive in the territory of the RSK. The task of eliminating the centers of resistance remaining in the rear was to be solved by the Home-Border regiments (the Croatian equivalent of territorial defense). The result was the Croatian "blitzkrieg".

The overall plan of the operation was divided into four local operations that were to be carried out by separate corps (military districts). According to the plan of Oluja-1, parts of the Zagreb Corps (about 30 thousand people) under the command of Major General Ivan Basharac had to destroy the 39 division of the Bani Corps SVK under the command of Major General Slobodan Tarbuk and unite with the Bosnian General 5 corps Atif Dudakovich in the area of ​​Zhirovac and Oblai villages. According to the plan of “Oluya-2”, parts of the Karlovac corps of Major General Milenko Crnyatz (15 thousand people) were to destroy the troops of the 21 Corps Corps under the command of Major General Velko Bosanac (headquarters in Vojniche). “Oluya-3” provided for the strike of Major General Mirko Norats (25 thousand) by the Gospich Corps against the X. LUM Corps of Major General Stevo Shevo and the Muslim corps on the line of Korenychka-Kapel - Trzhachka-Rashtel. Oluja-15 was prepared for the Split Corps, Major General Ante Gotovina (4 thousand people), he had to destroy the Northern Serbian Krajina-Knin 30 th Northern-Dalmat Corps under the command of the Special Forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. . The Osijek Corps was to play a supporting role, to divert the forces of the 7 East Slavon Corps with its actions. The field headquarters of the strike force under the command of Major General Marian Marekovich was located in the city of Ogulin. The operation was planned to be implemented in 11-4 days. Delaying the operation was considered undesirable, so as not to cause a negative reaction of the world community.

39-th Banii Corps had about 7 thousand people (according to other sources, about 9 thousand). It consisted of four brigades and an independent detachment. Part of the forces held defenses against the 5 corps of the army of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Corps commander was Slobodan Tarbuk. He was in the 1991 year, the commander of the JNA brigade, was an experienced and enterprising commander. The corps before the “Storm” operation was mobilized, brought to full combat readiness, its defense was well prepared. The Bani corps had a significant number of armored vehicles, even surpassing the Zagreb corps in opposition to them. However, inferior in artillery, both field and heavy. In addition, his weak point was to build troops in one line, there was no second line of defense, and the reserves were insignificant. If the Croatian troops broke through the defense of the corps and captured the city of Glyn, which was located in 10 km from the front line, the communications line of the Bani Corps would be cut. A strong offensive could only be repelled with the support of the troops of the Republika Srpska and Yugoslavia.

On the way of the Karlovac corps were parts of the 21 of the Kordun corps. It consisted of three brigades. The 21 Corps was the first in number of armored vehicles in the RAC aircraft (up to 100 tanks). The Corps Commander, Major General Velko Bosanac, could deploy two brigades against Croatian troops - about 4 thousand people, the third brigade held defenses in the offensive zone of the Zagreb and Karlovac corps of the Croatian army. 21 th Kordunsky corps as well as 39 th, did not have operational depth, for the organization of a backup line of defense. In reserve of the corps is the Corps of Special Units (KCE) of Major General Milorad Stupar (about 5 thousand fighters). However, his combat capability was low, most of which consisted of captured deserters. One brigade of the 15 of the Lich Corps (1,5 thousand people) also came under attack from the Croatian Karlovac Corps.

15-th Lichsky Corps had four brigades in its structure - only about 6 thousand people. The corps of Stevan Shevo held defenses against the Croats at the front of a long 150 km, one brigade was directed against the Muslims. The capital of the Serbian Krajina was defended by the 7 th North-Dalmatia Corps. In terms of numbers, he was the first in the Krayen Army — about 10 thousand people. However, his position was weak - during the summer operations, Croatian troops captured the valley of Livno and Grahovo, went to the rear of the North Dalmatian Corps. As a result, Croat troops hung from the north over the capital of the republic, and the metropolitan area became extremely inconvenient for defense. In case of success of the Croatian troops in other directions, the North Dalmatian Corps needed to quickly retreat to the border town of Srb in order not to get into the "boiler".

Before the operation, an information campaign was conducted against the RAC. Croatian television, radio, newspapers propagandized the power of the Croatian armed forces, spoke about the weakness of the army of the Republic of Serbian Krajina, the collapse of its statehood, the near end of the "insurgents". In many ways it was true. The main reasons for the fall of the RSK were internal, "Serbian." Despite the transition of military superiority to the Croats and comprehensive assistance (from diplomatic to supply weapons), which was provided to them by the “world community”, the Serbs had a chance to survive. The role played by Slobodan Milosevic, who did not see the future of Serbian autonomies within Croatia, played its role. Many krayishniks pinned their hopes on Slobodan Milosevic that he would save Serbian Krajina, and the RSK and the FRY had an agreement on military assistance. But Milosevic did not want to help the RSK, Yugoslavia and so was under pressure from international sanctions, and Belgrade did not want to further deteriorate relations with the West. In particular, in the RSK about 1 of thousands of officers of the Yugoslav army were constantly located, before the attack of the Croatian army they “evaporated”.

And the RSK authorities seemed to have forgotten about the idea, about the need to fight for their homeland, about national interests. Because of the indifference of the RSK authorities to the future of the republic, apathy reigned among the Krajin Serbs, people massively left for various countries of Europe, Yugoslavia, the armed forces were in a deplorable state, and the military deserted them en masse. The management of the RSK so low estimated the chances of success that already on August 3 began to evacuate the civilian population. It should be noted and the conditional unity of the RSK. All three of its parts - Kninska Krajina, Western Slavonia and Eastern Slavonia were semi-independent regions. Eastern Slavonia remained under Belgrade control for almost the entire war. Its safety was ensured by the Novosad corps of the UNA, deployed in neighboring Vojvodina. Therefore, the local Serbian leadership in Vukovar was not particularly worried about the fall of Knin, when Western Slavonia and Kinsky Krajina were under attack, on the East Slavonic front was relatively calm.

Territorial organization of the RSK army. 18 West Slavon Corps was crushed during the Croatian operation "Lightning" and it was disbanded in May 1995.

To be continued ...
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  1. +28
    17 August 2013 07: 47
    The Serbs in that particular situation had no chance. In Belgrade, there was not such a brave man as Assad (and that he eventually paid for his life), and in the Kremlin he was not at all.
    1. kosmos44
      17 August 2013 08: 36
      Hardly anyone knows, but one of the reasons for the outbreak of this war was the destruction of a tobacco competitor in the world market. Everyone probably remembers what tobacco I.V. STALIN preferred. (herzegovina flora)
      1. Ruslan_F38
        17 August 2013 10: 00
        Serbia was then surrendered; the country had neither the "strength" nor the political will of the drunkard Yeltsin. Now, in no case should a similar scenario with Syria be allowed.

        Regarding the destruction of a tobacco competitor, where does this information come from?
        1. +25
          17 August 2013 10: 21
          What do you mean handed over? Again we are to blame.
          Maybe they surrendered themselves and were surrendered by their own leadership? How good they are - they are Europe, how problems - save Russia! Issuing your leadership to an international tribunal is the last thing to do.
          1. Ruslan_F38
            17 August 2013 10: 45
            What else can I call it? Or is our hut on the edge? Russia has never abandoned its brothers in faith in trouble, remember at least Bulgaria. The fact that Milosevic was extradited happened after the NATO operation, and I’m talking about it, don’t confuse me.
            1. vlad1
              18 August 2013 22: 52
              Yes, but remember how Bulgaria repaid Russia for help and spilled blood
              1. +1
                19 August 2013 09: 52
                Mdya .. Bulgaria fought against Russia in the 1st World War and the Great Patriotic War - a fact (((
          2. +9
            17 August 2013 18: 28
            By the way, I had a rest in July in Montenegro. Everyone understands Russian there, but they can hardly speak. They changed the Cyrillic alphabet to Latin. It is full of cars with Croatian, Serbian, Albanian numbers. Cars are mostly German and French. But tourists are 90% from Russia. In my opinion, there were more than locals. I met several Ukrainians. I did not see Westerners.
            1. FATEMOGAN
              17 August 2013 22: 57
              Quote: xetai9977
              Changed the Cyrillic alphabet to Latin.

              I don’t know where you got this information from, as far as I know, and the Serbs in Montenegro themselves have told me, since the times of Yugoslavia they have had two Cyrillic and Latin alphabets in everyday life. They both teach in schools, the state is simply trying to supplant the Cyrillic alphabet, but in Montenegro there are inscriptions in both the Cyrillic alphabet and the Latin alphabet, although the latter is larger, many newspapers in the Cyrillic language are published. So, no one changed the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet.
              1. Baboon
                18 August 2013 01: 06
                He told you about the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet is disappearing from them. There is a Cyrillic alphabet in everyday life, but it is very much supplanted by the Latin alphabet. If before there were street signs in Cyrillic, now there are almost none. It is necessary to go and see, everything goes to the fact that the Cyrillic alphabet will simply be remembered that it once was. Everything was written to you correctly, it will be so that "There was once a Cyrillic alphabet, but we do not remember it."
                1. 0
                  19 August 2013 11: 13
                  Replace the rich Cyrillic alphabet with an unfinished Latin alphabet. Regression, not moving forward.
                2. +3
                  19 August 2013 11: 23
                  Indeed, all the signs were in Latin. Even movie titles and even in Latin. Montenegrins themselves prefer to call their country in the western manner of Montenegro.
          3. +13
            17 August 2013 19: 16
            Indeed, why do many on the site always say that we have passed someone. Basically, those whom we "passed" themselves flirted with the West. THE RUSSIANS WERE NO LONGER NEEDED FOR THEM. Take the same Bulgaria. Traitors in life. Georgians, so generally pi-pets, thanks to Russia, have survived as a nation, and this is how they "thank". And so always EVERYTHING. And I think you said correctly that it sucks, so Russia SAVE. Iraq and Libya are very good examples. They needed to be closer to Russia themselves, and not to kiss the United States.
            1. Baboon
              18 August 2013 01: 14
              Georgia has already forgotten that we saved them, now they believe that we interfere with their lives. Saved? Well, okay, then roll it off, then we will figure it out without you, this is the position of modern Georgians. And in 2008, they strongly dislike us, now we are the image of an unfriendly country for the majority, and they do not want to remember that they were once saved and then joint armies were sent to the Turks. Now for most, Turkey is much nicer than Russia. So they write, once fought, but now everything is fine, not like with Russia.
            2. +1
              19 August 2013 11: 14
              For this, their amers thanked in sophisticated form.
        2. +9
          17 August 2013 11: 56
          No one handed over to anyone. The Serbs did not want to fight for their homeland.
        3. 0
          19 August 2013 11: 09
          This is the unseemly role of NATO in all its glory. EBN will be counted in the aftermath for his crime.
      2. predator.3
        18 August 2013 12: 20
        I don’t know about tobacco, but not all the parties to the conflict shed a blood measure!
    2. Grishka100watt
      17 August 2013 16: 43
      The Serbs in that particular situation had no chance. In Belgrade, there was not such a brave man as Assad (and that he eventually paid for his life), and in the Kremlin he was not at all.

      I consider Slobodan Milosevic a brave man and hero.
    3. +3
      18 August 2013 23: 52
      Quote: FC Skif
      The Serbs in that particular situation had no chance

      There were chances. For some reason, the author does not take into account the Bosnian Serb army. Radko Mladic had 100 thousandth army under arms !!!
      Why immediately before the Croatian operation did the Bosnian Serbs leave the cities of Glamoč and Bosansko Grahovo and create a corridor for the Croats to quickly surround the Krajina Serbs?
      If the Serbs of all the republics united, they would crush Croatia as a house of cards. And do not blame Yeltsin. Serbs themselves about ... whether their country, quarreled and about ... whether. They have not grown to Greater Serbia.
  2. +11
    17 August 2013 07: 52
    The Serbs were surrendered ... (it was a test ..) .. after them the "democratic" bombing of unwanted countries began .. It's a shame ... but Russia itself was on the verge of collapse ..
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    1. +12
      17 August 2013 08: 32
      Aggression against Serbian Krajina.
      Footage. Heavy footage.
  4. ed65b
    17 August 2013 08: 39
    Serbs passed the Serb. What can you do? But now in Europe they work for gingerbread. Do you think youth is sad? No. The West completely turned the matrix of young Serbs. Comfortable ghetto with an iPad and fast food. And we are in full swing the struggle for the younger generation, and as soon as Petya becomes Masha, they will lose the country.
    1. +22
      17 August 2013 09: 11
      Well, I'm a young generation (26 years old), I can tell you in all seriousness, from 20 to 30 hate gays, they try not to go to fast food, it's harmful, and many (not all) understand this, even noticed many of my people quit smoking recently friends, give birth to children, a lot of people are fond of sports. Here's a generation from 20 to 30, although I grew up in the 90s, I remember the moment when I was going to school with my mother, they came up to my mother and said that a sniper was sitting on the roof of our metro station (Baumanskaya) carefully, and the executions of 9 people with corpses at these cars I saw guys breathing glue and felt "freedom" in all measure when they were shooting, but the police were not at the scene of the killings for hours. Here's my generation, the NEXT generation, which is so happy to hayat and which, shaking off the dirt of the 90s, goes on. Not everything is as bad as it seems. (Especially my opinion)
      1. ed65b
        17 August 2013 19: 16
        It’s too late to bring up you, but from 10 years old. Everything is aimed at them. And propaganda on TV from various channels such as "rotate her cancer and fuck in the ass." - channel twice two, TNT, etc.
      2. 0
        19 August 2013 09: 59
        To his son 18 .. he also says that their generation is right)) They will not merge the country ..
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    3. smersh70
      17 August 2013 11: 09
      Quote: ed65b
      Serbs passed the Serb. What can you do?

      but they got an autonomous republic with parliament with their own language ..... and get along peacefully .... in Germany I saw 2 battalion commanders fighting with each other selling cars to us peacefully ..... when I asked them how they fought - they answered, politicians are to blame for everything, and we were fools)))))
  5. +12
    17 August 2013 08: 48
    This is a lesson, first of all, for US, of which Russia Gorbachev and Yeltsin ruled! If we abandon our allies, they will come for us too and will not wait long!
    There are no national conflicts in the world from scratch as they say "look for someone who benefits from it"
    The West instills false values, and takes real
  6. +9
    17 August 2013 09: 04
    We threw the Serbs. And how many churches were burned, and how many people were destroyed ... But then we could not help, we ourselves were on the verge, sorry for our brothers and sisters.
    1. +4
      17 August 2013 20: 13
      WE DO NOT THROW THEM! Could not do anything. Butting with Nata was not our level then. What they could - they did. Yes. This was not enough. No. We did not betray them. And our boys fell there, And our diplomats worked ... It is bad to be weak. Here is the lesson!
    2. 0
      April 3 2014 23: 07
      WE DO NOT THROW THEM! Could not do anything. Butting with Nata was not our level then. What they could - they did. Yes. This was not enough. No. We did not betray them. And our boys fell there, And our diplomats worked ... It is bad to be weak. Here is the lesson!

      Serbian Chetniks in the Crimea in March - that is a guarantee!
      Slavic brotherhood lives! And wins!
  7. +9
    17 August 2013 09: 14
    The same was brewing in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. What can I say, the scriptwriter is one! True, in 2008 it no longer failed.
  8. +7
    17 August 2013 09: 15
    Quote: MIKHAN
    The Serbs were surrendered ... (this was a test ..) .. after them the "democratic" bombing of unwanted countries began .. It's a shame .. but Russia itself was on the verge of collapse ..
  9. Mr. Gambu4aS
    17 August 2013 10: 18
    Kosovo је Србија! We must return to our brothers!
    1. 0
      19 August 2013 11: 20
      Kosovo is the heart of Serbia, its national pride has been turned into a shame by NATO.
  10. +7
    17 August 2013 10: 30
    Quote: Ruslan_F38
    Serbia was then surrendered; the country had neither the "strength" nor the political will of the drunkard Yeltsin. Now, in no case should a similar scenario with Syria be allowed.

    I absolutely agree with Ruslan ... it’s good that now not only ordinary people understand this need ..
    Already wrote about this, but I want to say the same thing again, friends ..
    Personally, in me, deep love and respect for the brotherly Serbian people was brought up from childhood by the works of V.S. Pikul, in particular "I have the honor". I remember such a coincidence when, on one of the holidays "February 23", a few years (or a little more) after the top leadership of our country, Serbia was treacherously given to be torn apart by NATO wolves and it was godlessly bombed, testing all kinds of new weapons, from a few I received a regular teapot made in Serbia for the women's team. Purely coincided so. One of the large inscriptions in Russian on the box read "From Serbia with love ...". They still love Russia, they believe in Russia .. they always did it there ... in spite of what they experienced .. Someone from today's youth and adults, buying an "Iphone 5" or "Ford Focus 3" from the American manufacturer (I do not mean the quality of products), sees a similar inscription on the "package"?
  11. Niecke
    17 August 2013 10: 31
    Fraternal people, co-religionists, betrayed by us (not by our corrupt authority-US), thousands of families were destroyed, killed, and we silently kept silent and gave the green light to the genocide ... and now you can chat anything!
    1. Prohor
      17 August 2013 12: 30
      Abandoned by "us" ?! And who were "we" in '95, have you forgotten? The war in Chechnya, complete devastation in the economy, bandit chaos - how could we help the Serbs?
      1. Niecke
        17 August 2013 13: 51
        Your truth! I’m talking to myself, could like E. Limonov join the militia, help at least somehow ...
    2. +4
      17 August 2013 14: 30
      Fraternal people, co-religionists, betrayed by us (not by our corrupt authority-US), thousands of families were destroyed, killed, and we silently kept silent and gave the green light to the genocide ... and now you can chat anything!

      1. When there Serbia acted in wars on the side of Russia in our interests? Usually, with its adventurism and aggressiveness, only Russia spoiled everything: the Balkan War of 1912, in which Russia was drawn into WWI without having any goals the country needed. The result - loss of influence in the Balkans, death of the country, 70-year "loss of the present"
      2. If you are so lousy - why didn’t you go there yourself? I remember hundreds and thousands of Russians from those who thought you went there, fought there, just helped the Serbs. Instead of talking about vile silence, they would ride and fight. Why should your country fit in with your opinion?
  12. +9
    17 August 2013 10: 58
    After the financial crash of August 1998, instead of Prime Minister Kiriyenko (boy in short pants) Primakov was appointed, who pulled Russia economically. Yeltsin and his CIA camarilla did not allow the political formation of Russia, removing Yevgeny Maximovich from power and the oligarchy that gained power again triumphed.
    Russia's interests were respected only within the framework of the financial interests of the oligarchy, and Russia's authority in international politics was equal to the price of a dollar.
    The Balkans were divided, Yugoslavia was bombed, and Berezovsky and Co. cleared Russia of $$$ ...
  13. SPBOBL
    17 August 2013 11: 10
    Time will put everything in its place ... someday the Anglo-Saxons must answer for everything starting with the Indians expelled from the prairies ...
  14. +5
    17 August 2013 12: 27
    Here you are openly encouraged by the Nazis and former SS soldiers. Why be surprised at Western policy.
    1. Prohor
      17 August 2013 12: 35
      Why be surprised? A Nazi - a transvestite - these are three "heroes" of modern Europe!
      1. +3
        17 August 2013 14: 33
        Nazi - transvestite - - these are three "heroes" of modern

        To school - learn to count to 3 laughing
  15. +8
    17 August 2013 12: 52
    After just a few days of aggression in Krajin, no more than 5 thousand people out of half a million remain !!! The rest fled to Banja Luka and further to Belgrade. About 4 thousand civilians perished in 14 days. 12 thousand were missing. Only after August 9, out of the total number of retreating Serbs, another 6 thousand people went missing. Refugees are bombed by NATO aircraft (although NATO, of course, denies these crimes) and Croatian aircraft, shelling of Serbs on the roads, shooting from small arms and tanks are underway. The endless columns of the Serbs are constantly attacked by the Croats. Croatian teenagers and Catholic priests hammer women with bricks and fixtures, stab with a pitchfork. So many people have never died in Europe after the Second World War in such a short period of time !!!
    In Europe, a real hunt for people is quickly organized. A week of safari cost about $ 3000. A well-known Croatian inter-brigade was created. Mercenary killers were allowed to freely take pictures of the corpses of Serbs, kill, rape. Mostly, Germans, Dutch, British, Americans, Danes, Hungarians came to Croatia. The organization of killer mercenaries engaged in "travel agency" in London and Berlin. Arrived villains declared their affiliation with the "neo-Nazis" and the European "right." The inter-brigade in Croatia wore the uniform of the Wehrmacht and the SS.
    And the difference is the Serbs are Orthodox, and the Croats are Catholics ...
  16. fastblast
    17 August 2013 13: 29
    match of youth teams “Crvena Star” (“Red Star”) and “Zenith”.

    “Elder brother, kiss our mother and tell her that we are worthy, that we are fighting and that we will fight. Tell her we love her! ”
    1. +11
      17 August 2013 17: 03
      The time will come and the Russians will return to themselves and their Brothers all that belongs to them rightfully.
  17. Peaceful military
    17 August 2013 13: 32
    The law of the jungle (who is stronger - he is right) has not been canceled by anyone. If Russia does not become strong IN ALL ASPECTS, the same thing awaits her.
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  19. +6
    17 August 2013 16: 40
    -A difference is the Serbs are Orthodox, and the Croats are Catholics ...
    I knowingly finished my comment.
    On April 10, 1941, with the support of Hitler and Mussolini, the Ustashi (members of the Croatian fascist organization) proclaimed the Independent State of Croatia (NGH). Ante Pavelich, the Croatian emigrant from Italy, became the head, leader (“headman”) of the fascist OGH. He was the creator of the illegal fascist organization “Croatian Ustashe Movement”. In the second half of 1941 there was a chilling massacre of Krajina Serbs. Entire villages were cut out, neither the elderly, nor the women, nor the children spared. The most painful, sophisticated tortures were applied to men and Orthodox clergy. A huge number of corpses sailed in the waters of Drina, Sava, Morava and Drava. Serbs were destroyed in a savage manner in the Jasenovac concentration camp: they cut their throats with Serbose-cutters / Serboreza knives - a symbol of Croatian atrocities from World War II, buried their heads alive, axes and sledgehammers, and cut out their hearts from the living. Ustashe’s nonhumans also organized peculiar competitions - who would kill the Serbs more in a certain period of time. CROATIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (practically ALL Catholic priests) supported the fascist regime, moreover, Catholic priests called on their sermons to kill Serbs and destroy Orthodox churches and monasteries. There were entire units of Franciscan monks. Mass killings, the massacre of Serbs inside Orthodox churches began to be very popular among Ustashevsky punishers. “That ustash that cannot take a child out of the womb with a knife is bad.”
    Even the Germans could not understand Croatian cruelty, and sometimes they simply shuddered at what they saw: ". ..were savage and unable to rule the country on their own. ”
    And before his death in 1959, Ante Pavelich received the papal blessing and the absolution of ALL sins. John XXIII, like Pius XII, believed that ... "Ante Pavelich is a good Catholic and a good man."
    1. +3
      17 August 2013 16: 59
      By the way, Tito was a Croat!
      1. M. Peter
        17 August 2013 18: 17
        He was a leftist, communist and fought against the Nazis. As if the Croat is definitely not a human being?
  20. for VDV
    17 August 2013 16: 49
    Quote: DEMENTIY
    Sorry - forgot to give a gift!

    It was immediately clear that you are not full-term and without a photo.
  21. +1
    17 August 2013 17: 15
    Guys vote for the Kolomna Kremlin 10russia dot ru, look - it is very necessary. Who can - repost
  22. Peaceful military
    17 August 2013 17: 41
    How right was Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili Stalin, being a theorist of the role of personality in history.
    For example, the former Yugoslavia, as we know, rested on the personality of I. B. Tito ...
  23. sashka
    17 August 2013 19: 09
    It sounds like Ukraine .. It’s just Ukraine .. Without any gadgets .. They will devour and not choke .. The current non-stop ..
  24. +7
    17 August 2013 19: 18
    And what could the Serbs do
    1. Political isolation (including thanks to Russia - the policy of Yeltsin Kozyrev)
    2.Croats and Muslims are uninterruptedly supplied with everything necessary
    3.When the army of Bosnian Muslims in 1995 hung in the balance from the catastrophe from Washington and Brussels, a shout followed - the Serbs to stop and all other countries to rush to protect the "peaceful" Muslims
    4.Serbs did not obey, NATO air strikes began, which were actually the Isetbegovic regime air forces.
    5. And under these conditions, the Serbs fought, whether they could achieve a normal result, it is unlikely, but nevertheless 50% of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina left behind - this is for those who consider the Serbs to be gouging and bad warriors
    6. The West and the Islamic world did not forgive the Serbs for such actions and came up with the genocide of Muslims in Srebrenica, naturally not a word about what the Croatian and Muslim, and later the Albanian ki were doing in relation to the peaceful Serbian population
    1. +5
      17 August 2013 20: 24
      Serbs are very good soldiers. Brave, tenacious and Ruthless. I was struck by the intensity of nationalism there. SO the Palestinians hate their neighbors, probably, and in Karabakh - after the war. But the Serbs' neighbors speak almost the same language, 30 years ago it was called "Serbo-Croatian", the culture is also related. And hatred goes off scale. This is one of the reasons for their troubles. IMHO.
  25. +3
    17 August 2013 19: 20
    6. The West and the Islamic world did not forgive the Serbs for such actions and came up with the genocide of Muslims in Srebrenica, of course, not a word about what the Croatian and Muslim, and later the Albanian, U.S. B.J. civilian Serb population
  26. +2
    17 August 2013 20: 05
    Thank you for the article. It seems that the history is recent, but it is covered very poorly and mainly from the "western" side. But it concerns us greatly. The enemy is common.
  27. -3
    17 August 2013 21: 01
    "We cannot be more Serbs than the Serbs themselves" ... twice we have already helped these brothers. Let them build their own country.
  28. Restoration
    17 August 2013 21: 44
    The tragedy of Yugoslavia and the fall of the "Warsaw Pact" today echoes with the "Arab spring", as an integral part of the amerskoy deriban of the World, with its swollen fast food kombat brain and pedophilic "revolution" of Europe ...
  29. DmitryMSK
    18 August 2013 00: 14

    Srbina cuva slava i Bog ....
  30. 0
    18 August 2013 01: 25
    Under GREAT STALIN, our USSR was a GREAT POWER. Under wise TITO, Yugoslavia was a stable, rich and prosperous country. A lion at the head of a herd of sheep is better than a ram-traitor at the head of a flock of lions.
    And we betrayed Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan betrayed ...
    1. Pensioner
      18 August 2013 12: 03
      What kind of "lions" are they if a ram can control them? Moreover, a traitor.
  31. Pensioner
    18 August 2013 12: 57
    Lately, everyone has been "choking on" with love and compassion for the Serb brothers. In Soviet times, when we had all sorts of things, the Serbs lived quite comfortably and comfortably in Europe. They were satisfied with everything: on the one hand, civilized European life, on the other, the socialist brotherhood of the peoples of Yugoslavia. Under the protection of the military of the Soviet Union. From all countries of the socialist camp- it was Yugoslavia that was called a political prosperity. And in those days, the Serbs themselves did not painfully declare their love for the Russian Orthodox brothers, even in their own country. Not to mention the whole world. Because they were satisfied with their position and valued it. But when the "re-division" of power and land began, and interethnic conflicts: various world political forces began to intercede for Catholics, Muslims, the Serbs and remembered about the Russian Orthodox brothers. But God probably sees everything from above, so it didn't hurt. help Russians. God loves and preserves the Russians. And at that time he considered it more important to keep the Russians themselves, and not waste "Russian resources" on the Serbs. The Russians themselves will still need the strongest well-known, skilled warriors, and clever heads. So there is no need for the Russians to be especially tormented by remorse about not providing help to the Serbs. First of all, you need to think about your own descendants, so that they are the masters of their land. And not lay your heads for other people's lands and interests, even if they are brothers in faith. All wars are on Religious soil, where it is clear, where it is secret, to keep faith, and to protect your land first of all. This is strength.
  32. Anti
    18 August 2013 13: 18
    Is such a people worthy of respect and compassion, which surrendered to the Hague tribunal its military, who defended it?
  33. Demyn.
    19 August 2013 15: 32
    Some express the idea that Russia should have helped, than helped, when in the country a mess, bickering, inflation ate 100% in 1-2 months. The guys from Russia who wanted to help went to the warrior and helped fighting there, and what those who are now whining about the betrayal of Serbia did, what they helped, it’s easy to blame others, we all speak language.
  34. 0
    7 October 2019 13: 26
    When the government begins to flirt with the nationalities, problems always begin with the integrity of the state ... The Vatican and Bandera supported, so everything was clear with Catholics and the pope. These are the enemies of the Russian Federation ... The special forces and the US Air Force openly participated in the operation ... The numerical superiority of the enemy over the Serbs ... The United States has long turned into an evil empire, with Hitler's habits!

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