The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, and the Serb member and Chairman of the Presidency of BiH, Milorad Dodik, attended today the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the formation of the First Serb Volunteer Unit and the First Strike Battalion of the First Krajina Corps of the Republic of Srpska Army “Vukovi sa Vučijaka” [Wolves of Vučijak].
The President of the Republic stated that the ‘Wolves of Vučijak’ unit, which today marks 30 years of its existence, aligned with the people when it was most needed, and that the unit’s members demonstrated patriotism, courage and sacrifice.
President Cvijanović pointed out that this is a great day that reminds us all of the glorious times when the unit was formed.
“These were men and women who were the first, as great patriots, to stand on the line of defence of the Republic of Srpska. At the time, I had the opportunity to live in Prnjavor, and shared with citizens everything that was happening and we were all proud of what the ‘Wolves of Vučijak’ did,” noted President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic pointed out that, unfortunately, there were many difficult moments, human lives lost, and wounded.
“We all mourned because of that, but were also proud of the contribution of this unit. I remember those people, and the way they were praised, how grateful the residents of not only Prnjavor were, but also of the entire region,” said the president of Srpska.
President Cvijanović emphasised how important it was to have people who were distinguished by their patriotism, courage and sacrifice and who, as individuals and patriots, gave great support to the Republic of Srpska.
The President of the Republic of Srpska laid a wreath in the Memorial Room, where a memorial service was held for the fallen and dead fighters, and after that she saluted the surviving members and lined up the unit.