The 2nd and 3rd of May 1992 represent the turning point in the defense of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina in the aggression which lasted from 1992 until 1995.
In the former Dobrovoljačka Street, the present Hamdije Kreševljakovića Street in Sarajevo, veterans of the past war and the defense of Sarajevo gathered in the association “Green Berets” paid tribute to the killed defenders of Sarajevo by laying flowers near the Drvenija bridge, just like on every May 3.
With scarce means and without military equipment, citizens managed to defend the capital of BiH.
Those present were addressed by the Minister for Veterans’ Issues of the Sarajevo Canton Muharem Fišo, who highlighted that truth will be revealed in time.
After paying tribute near the Drvenija bridge, those present headed towards the Kovači cemetery, where they also honored the killed defenders.
President of the association “Green Berets” Muhamed Švrakić greeted the veterans and citizens and praised the response of representatives of authorities for paying tribute to the killed people of Sarajevo.
Švrakić also thanked everyone for peaceful gathering, although the arrival of delegations from Republika Srpska is expected. They will amrk the anniversary of the killing of the soldiers of the former Yugoslav People’s Army.
Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Sarajevo Canton announced earlier that everything is set for ensuring that the marking of this anniversary passes without problems, reminding that last year’s marking was very fair.