In special circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic, Vukovar will mark the 29th anniversary of the city's destruction in the Homeland War, whose defense was broken on November 18, 1991.
The city withstood 87 days of siege by the former JNA and Serb paramilitaries.
Vukovar was completely destroyed, about 7,000 Vukovar veterans and civilians were taken to prison camps, and about 22,000 non-Serbs were expelled from the city.
According to the data collected so far, 2,717 war veterans and civilians were killed or killed in the three-month aggression on Vukovar, and another 386 people are on the list of detainees and missing.
In memory of the victims, a Column of Remembrance will pass through the streets of Vukovar on Wednesday at 10.15 am. This year, due to epidemiological measures caused by the coronavirus pandemic, not nearly as many participants are expected as in previous years when tens of thousands of people would take part.
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, along with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Croatian Veterans, Tomo Medved, will be among those who will pay tribute to the victims of Vukovar this year with the Column of Remembrance, from the Vukovar Hospital to the Memorial Cemetery of Homeland War Victims.
Before the Column of Remembrance, in front of the National Memorial Hospital in Županijska Street, a short commemorative program will be held at 10 am. Upon arrival at the Memorial Cemetery of Homeland War Victims, state delegations will lay a wreath and light a candle, and a say a prayer for the deceased and missing.