Croatia summoned the Italian Ambassador in Zagreb to protest the inauguration on Thursday of a statue of the proto-Fascist military adventurer Gabriele D'Annunzio in Trieste.

The statute was meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his occupation of Rijeka in 1919, referred to in Italian as Fiume.

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic condemned the inauguration, as it "celebrates Irredentism” of a city that “will remain a proud part of its Croatian homeland."

D'Annunzio led t...


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