Vucic dissapointed with Western embassies for not lowering flags

PHOTO: TANJUG/ ZORAN ZESTIC

BELGRADE – Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that he was sad and disappointed to see that Western embassies in Belgrade failed to lower their flags at half-mast on Wednesday, the day of mourning and the 20th anniversary of the Croatian military and police operation Storm which led to the expulsion of over 220,000 Serbs, while nearly 2,000 were killed or reported missing.

PHOTO: TANJUG/ ZORAN ZESTIC
PHOTO: TANJUG/ ZORAN ZESTIC

In his comment for the Belgrade daily Politika, the prime minister did not specify if the government will lodge an official protest over the issue.

According to Politika, the government interpreted the embassies’ decision not to lower the flags at half-mast as a gesture of disrespect for Belgrade’s decision to declare a day of mourning, as well as a breach of the diplomatic protocol.

Embassies of the Quint – comprised of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy – made this decision after mutual consultations and in agreement with their governments, the daily claims.

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