In St Mark’s Church in Belgrade, a service was held in memory of Serbs killed in the Storm operation of the Croatian Army in August 1995. The service was held in the presence of hundreds of members of the victims’ families. Serbian Patriarch Irinej said on that occasion that the 20th century was the century of the biggest suffering of Serbs and added there could be no justification for such lawlessness and crimes. The memorial service was attended by representatives of the associations of families of the missing and killed, Defence Minister Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian Army Chief of Staff general Ljubiša Diković, Serbian Army members, numerous citizens, including Russian Ambassador in Belgrade Aleksandar Konuzin. Today is the 17th anniversary of the Croatian military operation Storm, which led to the exodus of more than 200,000 Serbs from Croatia. The documentation and information centre "Veritas" has records of names of 1,960 Serbs that were killed or went missing in that operation, 1,205 of whom were civilians, 522 women and 12 children.