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Vucic and Dodik react to the draft resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica that is expected to be voted on at the UN

Aleksandar Vucic - Milorad Dodik

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and the head of the Republika Srpska entity, Milorad Dodik, have reacted to the information that on May 2 the UN General Assembly is expected to vote on a draft resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica. 

KOHA has provided a copy of the draft resolution. The draft resolution is sponsored by Germany and Rwanda and has been circulated to all UN missions. It contains seven points. 

The first point talks about setting July 11 as the International Day of Reflection and Remembrance of the 1995 Genocide in Srebrenica, which will be marked every year, while the second point talks about the unreserved punishment of all those who deny this deed.

On July 11, 1995, Serb forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina killed over 8.000 unarmed Muslim men and boys.

"Unreservedly condemns any denial of the Srebrenica genocide and calls on member states to preserve the established facts, including through their education systems, by developing appropriate programs, also in remembrance, towards preventing revisionism and the occurrence of genocides in the future ", it is stated in point 2 of this draft.

Vucic has said that he will send his representative to the president of the UN General Assembly to send his letter "where all procedures will be asked to be carefully examined". 

He said that Serbia will continue to fight "although I know that the chances are minimal". 

"Then you justify how you made the decision, which will probably be 65 votes in favor. So, 10, 15 or 20 votes more than those who are against. And your only opponent is little Serbia", said Vucic, "B92" broadcasts. 

Vučić said that "Serbia will try to maintain peace, order and international law at almost any cost". 

Dodik has again said that "genocide did not happen" in Srebrenica. 

"They want to describe the issue of Srebrenica as genocide. First, I said and I say publicly that genocide did not happen, that genocide was an invented form with which they tried to demonize the entire Serbian people and, through individual trials in the courts in The Hague, transfer it to the collective responsibility of the Serbian people. Dodik said.