The Croatian War of Independence was fought from 1991 to 1995 between Croat forces loyal to the Government of Croatia—which had declared independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY)—and the Serb-controlled Yugoslav People's Army (JNA) and local Serb forces, with the JNA ending its combat operations in Croatia by 1992.
In April 2017, former Croatian president Ivo Josipović said that "during the war, Russia helped Croatia, not only with weaponry, but also politically". In April 2017, Russian Foreign Ministry officials rejected such allegations as false.
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Following the First World War and the dissolution of Austria-Hungary (1918), Croatian lands were incorporated into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, which was dominated by Serbia. Following the German invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, the Independent State of Croatia allied to the Axis powers was established to be defeated in May 1945 , a week after the German Instrument of Surrender .
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The most infamous camp was the Jasenovac camp, which was one of the largest in Europe and sometimes called “the Yugoslav Auschwitz.”. By the end of the war, approximately 300,000 Serbs were killed by the Croatian state, along with 30,000 Jews (around 75% of the pre-war Jewish population), and 30,000 Roma (Gypsies).
The deployment of Croat forces to engage the VRS was one of the key obstacles for a total Serb victory in the early stage of the war. The Croatian and Herzeg-Bosnia leadership offered Izetbegović a confederation of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Croatian Volunteers in the Wehrmacht in WWII. On April 6th, 1941, Germany launched a massive assault on Yugoslavia. Within 12 days of the assault, Yugoslavia was crushed. Four days after the German assault, on April 10th, 1941, Slavko Kvaternik came forward from the region of Croatia and proclaimed “a free and independent State of Croatia” under the direction of Ante Pavelic.