In 36 hours, 15.000 Serbs were expelled from Western Slavonia, which was part of the then Republika Srpska Krajina and under UN protection, while 283 Serbs were killed.
More than 16.000 members of the Croatian armed forces marched on Western Slavonia on May 1, with about 15.000 inhabitants and 4.000 soldiers.
The military exercise, which showed the training of the 72nd Brigade for special operations of the Serbian Army called "Spearhead 2021", began at 11 a.m. in the "Rastko Nemanjic" barracks in Pancevo, in the presence of President Aleksandar Vucic.
The 63rd Parachute Brigade and part of the Air Force and Air Defense units also took part.
"Mandatory military service has not been abolished, but suspended. If the country comes under threat, that can easily change," Sutanovac said at the start of conversation.
Vlade Radulovi, a military analyst, says that he did not notice that someone mentioned the issue of reintroducing military service in the pre-election race.