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Wolves of Vučjak

Wolves of Vučjak
Vukovi s Vučjaka
Active 1991-1995
Type Paramilitary organization
Garrison/HQ Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nickname Vučjaci
Engagements Croatian War of Independence
Bosnian War
Disbanded Yes
Commanders
Commander Veljko Milanković

Wolves of Vučjak (Serbian: Vukovi s Vučjaka) was a Chetniks paramilitary unit active in the Croatian War of Independence and the Bosnian War. It was established in Prnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[1]

They were active in fighting in Okučani, Jasenovac and Novska.[1] In August, 1991 the unit took over the transmitter on Kozara, and replaced RTV Sarajevo with Serb programming.[2] Its leader Veljko Milanković was badly wounded on February 4, 1993 and later died at the Medical Academy on February 14.

A witness testified to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia during Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević's trial that the Wolves were trained in Knin by Dragan Vasiljković, "Captain Dragan".[3]

In 2007, it was announced that the paramilitary's commander Veljko Milanković would have a street named after him in Novi Sad.[4] Non-governmental groups protested the decision.[5][6]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Ubojica četničkog vojvode: Da nisam pobjegao, kožu bi mi oderali
  2. ^ Podaci o predmetu Stakic (IT-97-24)
  3. ^ Milosevic Transcript
  4. ^ "Streets named after Vukovar commanders". B92. 4 April 2007. 
  5. ^ Ministarstvo protiv "Vukova s Vučjaka"
  6. ^ "OSCE criticises naming of Novi Sad streets after wartime commanders". Southeast European Times. 6 April 2007. 

External links

  • Са сведочења на суђењу Радославу Брђанину, изјава сведока, 11. новембар 2003.
  • Fond za humanitarno pravo, наводе га као команданта јединице „Вукови са Мањаче“
  • Дневник онлајн, 30 March 2007
  • Глас јавности, Министарство против „Вукова с Вучјака“, 2. јун 2007
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