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Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar marked in Mostar

The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Vukovar was marked on Wednesday night in Mostar. After the evening masses, the columns of believers headed towards Vukovarska Street, where candles were lit in front of the cross and a prayer was held for the victims and missing in Vukovar in 1991. Also, in the organization of the association “Troplet” under the jubilee cross on the hill Hum above Mostar, 29 torches were lit in memory of the 29th anniversary of the fall of Vukovar, Avaz writes.

The decisive battle of Vukovar began on August 25, 1991, when the Yugoslavian National Army and Serbian paramilitary units launched a general tank-infantry attack on the city.

The city was under siege for 87 days, and the battle for Vukovar ended, as is often pointed out, on November 18, 1991, although the fighting in some parts of the city lasted for a few more days.

According to the latest data, 2,717 people were killed or disappeared on the Croatian side, about 7,000 prisoners were taken to Serbian concentration camps, and about 22,000 Croats and other non-Serbs were expelled from the city.

The occupation of Vukovar ended on January 15, 1998, with the peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region and the return to the constitutional and legal order of the Republic of Croatia.

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