Milan Kučan on the Acknowledgement of Slovenia and Croatia

Ljubljana, 22 September - In a speech at the occasion of the 900th anniversary of Lovrenc na Pohorju, Milan Kučan, among other things, also spoke about the international community's actions during the war in Slovenia and now in Croatia and, among other things, said, "We expected the international community to support us by acknowledging our independence. We received support, but they could not, unfortunately, take this decisive step, which would have actually prevented the war on the territory of present Yugoslavia. It could not, and still cannot see and comprehend, that this is an actual war between the Croats and Serbs, in which Serbian politics with its, sometime Yugoslav army, is aiming to conquer the historical territory of Croatia. That it is using force to alter the borders. It is not capable of grasping, that this is, at the same time, a war between the newly developing (Europe) and old ideologically marked and divided nations and countries in an unkind Europe. It cannot understand, that this crazy expansionist policy and army, which is serving it, will not stop in Croatia. Sooner or later they will reach the borders of Europe. European peace in now being decided in Croatia. This must be recognized before it is too late. Is there any cynicism greater than the viewpoint that Croatia is not at war, but that this is merely a war of the medias?"

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