“Montenegro wants to build a secure European future and is resolutely walking in step with developed democracies, free of the burdens from the past, Podgorica said on Tuesday, reacting to accusations from the local pro-Serbian opposition that having its military envoy attending the anniversary of Croatia Operation Storm on Sunday was scandalous.

Montenegro’s Defence Ministry said its military envoy to Croatia, Ivan Masulovic, was not in the Croatian town of Knin on Sunday to celebrate anyone’s victories or defeats, nor the killing of any people.

It said Masulovic took part in the marking of Croatia’s Victory Day as part of his regular activities, and upon the invitation of the host country, in line with usual diplomatic protocol.

Montenegro had shown its stance about the people who were killed when they needed it the most, the ministry added.” (N1)