Russia to cast veto on Srebrenica resolution if Serbia requests it

SOURCETanjug

BELGRADE – Adoption of a draft resolution on Srebrenica, being prepared by the UK on the occasion of marking the 20th anniversary of the crime in Potocari, could be blocked in the UN Security Council if Russia imposes a veto, in case Belgrade requests that, Belgrade-based dailies Danas and Vecernje Novosti report.

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According to Danas’s sources, former UN high diplomatic officials, Serbia needs to voice opposition to the proposed document in order to get Moscow’s support. “The Russians will not try to be bigger Serbs than the Serbs themselves. Serbia’s discontent should be the precondition for their veto in the UN, so, they will want to hear Serbia’s stance first,” the dailies claim.

The resolution would envisage declaring July 11 the day of remembrance of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boy victims slaughtered in 1995.

According to Vecernje Novosti, major powers will fight a fierce diplomatic battle on Srebrenica during the following month, and the clash of powerful actors will once again have an effect on Serbia and Republika Srpska.

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