Balkans | Serbian leader Dodik says Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska will become a ‘state’

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Balkans |  Serbian leader Dodik says Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska will become a ‘state’

Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina stated that Republika Srpska would become an independent state.

Serbian leader Dodik shared on his Twitter account, “The Republic of Serbia will be an independent state because we cannot be part of the regional initiatives that will be beneficial to us under the roof of Bosnia and Herzegovina.” He made his statement.

Noting that “opening the Balkans” is a good initiative in his position, Dodik said, “But those in Bosnia and Herzegovina do not think so, although it has benefited North Macedonia and Albania.” That the Serbs hate us. We live in an “impossible” country and the embassies of some countries are conducting experiments on us, all this will end one day. He rated it.

Call from the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina “to investigate those who deny the genocide in Srebrenica”

On the other hand, the Office of the High Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina (OHR) responded to Dodik’s statements that there is no genocide in the country.

In a post on OHR’s ​​Twitter account, “High Representative Christian Schmidt affirmed that the glorification of war criminals and the denial of genocide have no place in a civilized society. Only an honest, correct and responsible approach to past events can ensure a future of mutual understanding and common prosperity for all.” Statement included.

The publication also noted that denying the genocide in Srebrenica constituted a crime under Bosnia and Herzegovina’s penal code, and said: “All such cases must be investigated and duly dealt with by the relevant authorities.” expression was used.

In a statement he made to the press, Dodik claimed that there was no genocide in the country.

What happened in Srebrenica?

During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), after the occupation of Srebrenica, where the genocide took place, by Serb forces under the command of Ratko Mladic on July 11, 1995, Bosniak civilians who had taken refuge with the Dutch. The soldiers under the command of the United Nations were handed over to the Serbs by these soldiers.

Allowing women and children to go into the area controlled by Bosniak soldiers, Serb forces killed no less than 8,372 Bosniak men in forest areas, factories and warehouses. The Bosnian dead were buried in mass graves.

After the war, the victims whose bones were found in mass graves in an effort to find the missing, were buried in a ceremony held at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery on 11 July each year after their identification.

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