Croatian Serb leaders condemned on Thursday two attacks by masked assailants on local Serbs watching a televised football match near the town of Knin.
The Serbs in the villages of Uzdolje and Djevrske were watching a game involving Red Star from the Serbian capital Belgrade when the attackers burst into the bars, media reports said. Five, including a minor, were lightly injured.
Police arrested two people on Sunday on suspicion that they participated in an attack earlier that day on a group of five younger people in Supetar, a small town on the Croatian island of Brac.
The young people who were attacked were Croatian citizens doing seasonal work on Brac, among them two Croatian Serbs. They sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident.
"I better not respond. I think everyone knows the correct answer to that question, regardless of what they are saying," the president of Serbia told reporters on Friday.
As he added, the issue of Kosovo is the most difficult and the most responsible one, which reflects "all of our, but also his concerns."
The director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center also told Vienna-based daily Der Standard that Austria's handling of perpetrators was "absolutely idiotic."
He particularly criticized the events taking place in Bleiburg each year, which the newspaper described as "annual meeting of right-wing extremist held in mid-May in Carinthia."
BELGRADE - Croatia is trapped in a circle of anti-Serb hysteria, which is what its entire policy towards Serbia is based on, Serbian FM Ivica Dacic said Thursday.
Dacic was commenting on Zagreb's decision to file criminal charges against five former Yugoslav People's Army generals who are Serbian citizens.