Operation Storm ’95, or just the Operation Storm, is the greatest military victory in history of the Croatia. In only 84 hours, some 200 000 soldiers of the Croatian Army had liberated over 10 000 square kilometers of the occupied territory. This operation marked the end of the Homeland War.
Operation Storm was carried out following the several years of unsuccessful attempts by Croatia and international community to reintegrate the occupied territory back into Croatia and bring the close to the war. In fact, Serbs were so set on forming Greater Serbia that they even refused the Z-4 plan which would have given them outright insane levels of autonomy.
Following yet another failed peace initiative, President Franjo Tuđman and his staff met at Brijuni on 31st July 1995. It was on this meeting that decision was made to go forward with the operation.
Croatian offensive began…