Srebrenica: Vucic sympathizes with families of victims

“A terrible crime happened in Srebrenica, and I sincerely sympathize with the victims’ families,” says President Aleksandar Vucic.

Speaking for Happy TV ahead of the Srebrenica anniversary, Vucic stated the relations between Serbs and Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) were “of crucial importance for the future – these two nations needed one another.”

Vucic also said that Serbia did not receive an invitation to attend the marking of the anniversary in Potocari, and that those who went there from Serbia in the past days “can express their opinion and say that genocide took place there.” 

“A horrific crime happened and I hope that we have learned the lessons – just like from Bratunac, (Operation) Storm – not to mention the most terrible one of all – Jasenovac,” he said, referring to the crimes committed against Serbs in the 1990s in eastern Bosnia and in Croatia, and in Croatia during the Second World War. 

According to him, “the key is that such a huge crime should never  happen again to any nation; we must look to the future”.

The president believes that relations between Serbs and Bosniaks are crucial for the future, while he will “work hard on that, while guarding Serbian national and state interests.” 

He said that younger generations, including his son Danilo, disagree with him. 

“Danilo will tell me – ‘everything was good, except for that bit about Srebrenica’. I’ll tell him to wait another five years and he will think differently… When I was young I was probably worse than him,” Vucic said.

(B92, 11.07.2017)


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