The message "We are not a genocidal nation" in Belgrade and on Vučić's Instagram

Before the UN General Assembly on May 23, the agenda will include a discussion on the Proposal for a resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, the adoption of which the official Belgrade opposes

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The message "We are not a genocidal nation" was displayed on the "Belgrade" tower on Tuesday evening ahead of the session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly where the Resolution on the Srebrenica genocide will be voted on.

As can be seen in the videos on social networks, the message was written on the screen of the tower that was built as part of the "Belgrade on the Water" complex.

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, and the first man of the smaller BiH, sent an identical message. entity of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik shared on their social networks.

Vučić published a short video on the Instagram social network in which he writes: "We are not a genocidal nation. We remember... Proud Serbia and Srpska".

The same video was published by Dodik on the X social network.

Before the General Assembly of the United Nations on May 23, there will be a debate on the proposed resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, the adoption of which the official Belgrade opposes.

The resolution, which declares July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Genocide in Srebrenica and condemns the denial of genocide and the glorification of war criminals, was sponsored by about thirty countries.

It refers to the facts determined by the judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice, as well as domestic courts.

Despite the verdicts of international courts, official Belgrade and the authorities of Republika Srpska deny that genocide against Bosniaks was committed in Srebrenica in July 1995, but speak of a "terrible crime".

Serbia actively lobbies against the adoption of the resolution in the United Nations.

It has the support of the Russian Federation. On May 21, Vučić met in New York with the representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations, Vasilij Nebenzja, whom he described as "a great friend of Serbia."

As he stated on Instagram, he talked with him about "the latest developments and positioning of the countries before the vote on the draft resolution on Srebrenica".

Vučić also said from New York that he expects less than 100 countries to vote in the UN for the adoption of a resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica, as well as that Serbia "has no chance of defeating the big and mighty".

For the genocide of at least 8.372 Bosniaks and other war crimes in the Srebrenica region, more than 50 people were sentenced to around 700 years in prison.

Radovan Karadžić, the wartime president of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the verdicts, among others. entity Republika Srpska, and Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Republika Srpska Ratko Mladić.

Aleksandar Vučić and Milorad Dodik have repeatedly called the resolution a political declaration that aims to put a collective stamp on the head of a nation.

The resolution, by the way, does not mention any nation or state.

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