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Ireland On-Line: Croatia recognises Montenegro

Published date: 12.06.2006 15:00 | Author: Kliping inostranih medija

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Croatia today recognised independent Montenegro, 15 years after they fought a bloody war.

The government of Croatia recognises Montenegro as a sovereign and independent state, the Cabinet said, making Croatia one of the first nations to recognise Montenegro, following its May 21 referendum of independence.

Croatia and its southern neighbour Montenegro were enemies during the 1991 war in Croatia, which erupted when Croatian minority Serbs took up weapons to rebel against Croatias independence from the former Yugoslavia.

At the time, Montenegro and Serbia were allies in backing the Serb rebels.

Troops from Montenegro participated in vicious attacks at the time on Croatian ancient city of Dubrovnik and its surroundings.