quinta-feira, 9 de julho de 2015

UN: Russia vetoes resolution considers that the Srebrenica massacre was a genocide

The Russia vetoed, this Wednesday, the UN Security Council, a draft resolution intended to recognize as "genocide" the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The text, presented by the United Kingdom, was considered counterproductive by the Russian Ambassador at the UN.

"The adoption of this resolution, the Security Council, would be counterproductive and would lead to greater tension in the region," Vitaly Churkin, assured.

The Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolic, considered Russia's veto as "a great day for Serbia" because it believes that the resolution would "stigmatize the entire Serbian people".

The vote at the United Nations, happens a few days of ceremonies of the 20th anniversary of the death of about 8000 Muslim men and boys, in the age of combat, after the conquest of the enclave by the Serb forces in the final stages of the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Thousands of people joined the survivors of the massacre and re-created the path that allowed them to escape. The veto of the resolution was not understood by the survivors.

"It is clear that the genocide occurred in a systematic way. It was a systematic killing of thousands and thousands of people and the deportation of a particular ethnic group in a given area. Of course this fits the definition of genocide and if we can't support it, honestly, I don't understand what is the purpose of the United Nations and that kind of organizations, "a survivor, Dudic Adisada vents.

On Saturday Bosnia recalls the thousands of deaths during the Srebrenica Massacre, the greatest atrocity in Europe since the Holocaust, during World War II.

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