BELGRADE, 01. AUG. 2016 – Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic warned that the inauguration of a monument to Nazi Ustasha terrorist Miro Baresic smacked of “a resurgence of fascism in Croatia.” Baresic has been honored with a monument in Drage, near Pakostane, Croatia, Beta news agency reported. “It is very hard to speak coolly and rationally about something that is really much appears to be a resurgence of fascism in Croatia, of Ustashism,” Stefanovic told Pink TV. Tanjug reported him as noting that Baresic was found guilty and sentenced to 18 years in prison by a Swedish court. He added that memorializing a man convicted of an act of terror “should have serious states in the EU concerned,” Beta reported. “They reacted in cases which were much more benign compared to this one, and then there is a silence over something like this. And this is not the first time. It is not Serbia rehabilitating Stepinac, overturning (sentenced war criminal) Branimir Glavas’s conviction, or lining up blackshirts unfortunately, all this is happening in Croatia,” he said. Stefanovic also noted that Serbia would hold a central state ceremony on Remembrance Day for Serbs who were persecuted or killed in Croatia’s Operation Storm of 1995 in Zemun, in the refugee community of Busije, on August 4. Remembrance Day is marked ahead of Aug. 5, the anniversary of Croatian military and police forces expelling approximately 250,000 Serbs.