Memorial Centre of Homeland War Vukovar
The European Union (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the Great Britain) recognised the Republic of Croatia as an independent and sovereign state on 15th January 1992.
The Peaceful Reintegration of the Croatian Danube Region started 15th January 1996 and ended 15th January 1998. During that process occupied territories of eastern Slavonia, Baranja and western Srijem were returned into the Republic of Croatia constitutional order.
Operation Pirate, publicly known as Operation Maslenica, started 22nd January and ended 27th January 1993. The part of the Velebit range and the Zadar hinterland was liberated and a link between northern and southern Croatia, interrupted since September 1991, was established.
The first unarmed defence unit was formed. It consisted of 2500 people.
OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) addresses a wide range of security-related concerns. The Republic of Croatia was admitted to OSCE on 24th January 1992.
Plitvice Blooody Easter was an armed conflict between the Croatian police and the insurgent Serbs in the area of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The armed conflict claimed the life of the Croatian policeman Josip Jovic, the first Croatian defender killed in the War. Seven other policemen were injured.