EU’s Foreign Affairs High Representative Josep Borrell said in his message on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, said that Europe shares the pain with the victims and their families and that their struggle deserves only admiration and respect.
“It is our common duty to remember the victims of the genocide committed in Srebrenica – one of the darkest chapters in the history of modern Europe. We share the pain and in our hearts, we keep the courage and strength of those who survived,” Borrell noted in his video address during the commemoration at the Potocari Memorial Center.
Peace must never be taken for granted, he added and stressed – “we must learn from the past.”
“There is no place for denial of genocide, revisionism and glorification of war criminals. The mothers of Srebrenica can serve as an inspiration to us, their pursuit of the truth while searching for their loved ones has become a symbol of dignity. Their desire to see a future for new generations that will be based on repentance and forgiveness – deserves our admiration and respect,” said Borrell.
He added that, while he keeps Srebrenica in his heart, the European Union firmly stands by BiH and the Western Balkans.
The remains of 50 victims of the genocide committed in Srebrenica in 1995 will be buried Monday at the Srebrenica Memorial Center – Potocari, during a collective funeral.
So far, 6,671 victims have been buried in the Srebrenica – Potocari Memorial Center.