Wolves of Vučjak

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Wolves of Vučjak
Vukovi s Vučjaka
Active1991-1995
DisbandedMaybe
TypeParamilitary organization
Garrison/HQPrnjavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nickname(s)Vučjaci
EngagementsCroatian War of Independence
Bosnian War
Commanders
CommanderVeljko Milanković

Wolves of Vučjak (Serbian: Vukovi s Vučjaka) was a 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]

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  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.

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