Russia vetoes Srebrenica Genocide Resolution 


July 8, New York: Russia on Wednesday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution drafted by the US and the UK that would have labeled the massacre in Srebrenica in 1995 as an act of genocide.

The terrifying events in Srebrenica, where over 8000 Bosnian men and boys were killed and women sexually abused, is seen as Europe‘s worst atrocities since World War II. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin called the UK-drafted text “non constructive, confrontational and politically motivated”.

China, Nigeria, Angola and Venezuela abstained and the remaining 10 members of the council voted in favor.

Russia‘s veto is heart-breaking for those families and it is a further stain on this council’s record,” the US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power said, while the Serbian President called it a “great day” for Serbia.

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