Croatian President Zoran Milanović announced that his country would oppose any enlargement of the Atlantic Alliance until the situation of the Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina is resolved.

Croatia has no particular problem either with Finland or with Sweden, but, like Turkey, considers that its own national interests should precede those of these countries.

In 1996, President Milanović served as adviser in the Croatian mission to the European Union and NATO.

As for Turkey, US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said he would ban the delivery of F-16s to the Turkish military as long as Ankara continues to stand in NATO’s way.