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A reception was held on the occasion of the “First March Independence Day” in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The reception at the Vijecnica Historical Library in Sarajevo was attended by Croatian member of the Presidency Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeljko Komsic, Bosnian member of the Council Denis Becirovic, Deputy Chief Minister of Sarajevo County Darja Softic-Kadenic, and Mayor of Sarajevo Benjamina Karic. politicians and local citizens.

In a statement here, Comsek said, “Many people are willing to sacrifice their lives to get what we have. We have a country. We defended our country.” He said.

“We must protect and preserve peace, we owe it to those who gave their lives for this country and for our children,” Sovtik Kadenić said. Use the phrase.

Karić also stated that they had carefully and resolutely protected Bosnia and Herzegovina, which gained its independence on March 1, 1992, and said, “Independence must be preserved and strengthened.” He said.

Poems of important poets from Bosnia and Herzegovina were also read at the reception.

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With Croatia’s declaration of independence in 1991, conflicts between Croatian and Yugoslav soldiers spread to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Serb-dominated Yugoslav army attacked the village of Ravno, whose population was mostly Croats. With this attack, the war unofficially moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croats and Serbs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, who wanted to use the breakup of Yugoslavia to their advantage, also wanted to divide the country’s land among themselves. Croats proclaimed the Croatian-Bosnia Republika on November 18, 1991, and the Serbs declared Republika Srpska on January 9, 1992.

After Slovenia and Croatia gained their independence, it was decided to hold a referendum on independence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Serbs, led by Radovan Karadzic, then leader of the Bosnian Serbs, who was later convicted of war crimes, opposed the referendum. 64.31% of the people participated in the referendum, which was boycotted by the majority of the Serb population. 99.44% of the participants said “yes” to independence.

An independent Bosnia and Herzegovina was admitted to membership in the United Nations on May 22, 1992.


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