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UN General Assembly Adopts Controversial Resolution on Srebrenica Events

© POOLRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a meeting of the UN Security Council
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a meeting of the UN Security Council - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.05.2024
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The UN General Assembly adopted a controversial resolution on the "genocide" in Srebrenica in 1995, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Thursday.
The resolution "condemns without reservation any denial of the Srebrenica genocide as a historical event and urges member states to preserve the established facts."
The resolution also asks states to complete the process of finding and identifying the remaining victims of the Srebrenica genocide during the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina that ensued with the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
In April, the Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said that the draft resolution on events in Srebrenica is one-sided and can only provoke a new and very serious spiral of escalation.
Chinese Ambassador to the UN Fu Cong ahead of the vote said the resolution would undercut efforts to promote reconciliation.
A Chinese flag is placed near flowers on a monument at the site of a former Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, April 29, 2024. During NATO bombing campaign, in 1999, jets bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, killing three people and at least 20 were injured. Chinese leader Xi Jinping will spend the bulk of his five-day tour in Europe this week in two small countries at the continent’s eastern half, Hungary and Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) - Sputnik International, 1920, 08.05.2024
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In July 1995, after the city of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the border with Serbia, came under the control of Serbian formations led by General Ratko Mladic, about 8,100 Muslim men were killed or went missing, according to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) and several other organizations.

However, some experts consider these numbers exaggerated. Official Belgrade and Banja Luka acknowledge the fact of the shooting of male population in July 1995 in the Srebrenica area, but categorically oppose the term "genocide," the adoption of which by the international community entails undesirable political consequences and undermines the reputation of the entire Serbian people.
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