Croatian President Zoran Milanovi called Austria’s latest lockdown and COVID injection edict a “catastrophe,” comparing the situation to 1930s “fascism.”
During a press conference outside military barracks in Našice, Milanović was asked about the new lockdown in Austria, which began as one only for the ‘unvaccinated’ but was quickly expanded to include all residents effective Monday.
“Disaster. Catastrophe! I absolutely think that we are smarter than the Austrians and I think that the Swedish authorities are much smarter than them,” he declared.
“I said to me what’s going on in Austria is reminiscent of fascism. Excuse me. I watched what I said. Of course, I think the Austrian president is my friend.”
Asked about reports the Croatian ambassador was summoned in Vienna over previous comments from Milanović invoking ‘fascism,’ he indicated reciprocal measures could be taken.
“Today we will call the Austrian ambassador if they call ours. We will express our deep concern for the fundamental human rights of the people in Austria. So we will see,” he asserted.