Tonin hails courage and unity at independence war memorial ceremony

Slovenian defence Minister Matej Tonin

Defence Minister Matej Tonin stressed the importance of unity as he addressed on Saturday a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the Tactical Line, a paramilitary unit formed during independence efforts on 17 May 1990 as Yugoslav authorities wanted official Slovenian army units disarmed.


Addressing the event organised at the Edvard Peperko Barracks by the Association of Independence War Veterans and the Sever union of police veteran associations, Tonin expressed respect and gratitude to all who “took on the risk and entered this exceptional state-building project with all their love for the homeland”. The ceremony was also attended by President Borut Pahor.