EU commemorates Srebrenica genocide victims

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A general view of headstones at a cemetery in Srebrenuca where are buried Bosnian Muslims at the Potocari Memorial Center during the burial of 136 newly-identified Bosnian Musliims killed by Bosnian Serb forces in Srebrenica 20 years ago, in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 July 2015. The burial was part of a memorial ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity of Bosnia's 1992-95 war. More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were summarily executed in the 1995 killing spree after Bosnian Serb forces overran the eastern town. On 08 July Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have labeled as genocide the 1995 massacre of Muslims in Srebrenica by ethnic Serbs.

EU commemorates Srebrenica genocide victims


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In a joint statement on 11 July, the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed support to Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the 24th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre of more than 8.000 Bosniaks during the Bosnian War.
The statement said that it was a duty to remember Srebrenica, describing it one of the darkest moments of humanity in modern European history.
“While remembering, we have the responsibility to firmly anchor peace and ensure a stable future for all people living in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region”, the statement reads.
The Union also expressed its commitment to support Bosnia and Herzegovina to establish a society based on pluralism, justice, and human dignity.

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