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Bosnian Serbs Ask Russia to Veto British Resolution on Srebrenica

© AP Photo / Amel EmricBosnian woman Merima Nukic prays at the grave of her father during a funeral ceremony at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, 160 kms east of Sarajevo, Bosnia
Bosnian woman Merima Nukic prays at the grave of her father during a funeral ceremony at the memorial center in Potocari, near Srebrenica, 160 kms east of Sarajevo, Bosnia - Sputnik International
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The president of Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) asked Russia to veto a British resolution on the Srebrenica massacre.

BELGRADE (Sputnik) — The Bosnian Serbs are asking Russia to veto the adoption of the UK initiated resolution on the events in Srebrenica in the UN Security Council, president of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Milorad Dodik said Sunday.

"Of course, we ask Russia to veto [the British resolution] because that is directed towards the truth," Dodik told reporters.

According to Dodik, the Britain proposed the draft of the resolution in the attempt to "clean its conscience" for all its negative influence around the world, but it will only "pin the label of genocide on the unborn Serbian children" and bring to the disintegration of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"Those who once destroyed Yugoslavia are now trying to destroy the Republika Srpska", Dodik said.

Earlier in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the British draft resolution is written in the anti-Serb tone and incorrectly interprets, from a legal point of view, what happened in Srebrenica.

War veterans from the Balkan war of the 1990's stand near a memorial at the memorial center Potocari, near Srebrenica, 150 kms northeast of Sarajevo, Bosnia - Sputnik International
Serbia Asks Russia to Veto British UNSC Resolution on Srebrenica
Earlier on Sunday, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic also asked Russia to veto the British resolution on Srebrenica massacre in a letter he sent to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The draft resolution is expected to be considered by the UN Security Council on July 7, on the occasion on the 20th anniversary of the killings in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica committed by the Army of Republika Srpska on July 11, 1995.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice has classified the massacre in Srebrenica as genocide. Serbia and the Bosnian Serbs do not deny the crime, but do not refer to them as genocide.

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