Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nikolic apologizes for Srebrenica crime

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has apologized for the crimes which individuals committed against Bosniaks on behalf of Serbia and the Serbian people, and asked for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime in Srebrenica.

The president also announced a visit to this site in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH). Everything that happened in the territory of the former Yugoslavia had characteristics of genocide, Nikolic said, and took the example of Operation Storm during which Serbs were expelled from Croatia. Nikolic apologized for the crimes which individuals committed against Bosniaks in an interview for Bosnian BHT TV, which will be aired on May 7, but it has released excerpts on YouTube.

 When asked about the crime in Srebrenica in 1995, Nikolic said that the genocide has to be proved. “I am down on my knees because of that. Here I am kneeling and asking for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime that was committed in Srebrenica. I apologize for the crimes committed by any individual on behalf of our state and our people,” Nikolic said. Following the presenter's statement that the Srebrenica crime has particular gravity due to 8,000 victims, Nikolic announced that he will visit Srebrenica and pay tribute to the victims. Photo Tanjug, S.Ilic

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