• BiH IS A CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR SERBIAN PEOPLE

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    BRATUNAC, July 4 /SRNA/ – Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said today that Serbs have two countries – Srpska and Serbia, and that BiH is a concentration camp for the Serbian people.
    “It is the power of the Serbian people that they formed two countries in their history – Serbia and Republika Srpska. By which characteristics Srpska is not a country? Because it has not a seat in the UN? Not a single definition of a country says it,” Dodik said. 

    He said that the way the Serbian people sees Srpska is more important than the seat in the UN and this is why Serbs must persevere. 

    “The only way for us to revive, for this people to strengthen in these parts and for the crimes not to be forgotten is to have Republika Srpska,” Dodik said in Bratunac at a commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of the great Serbian sufferings in the vicinity of Srebrenica and Bratunac on St. Peter’s Day in 1992. 

    Dodik said that the present cooperation between Republika Srpska and Serbia is the best since Srpska has been created. 

    He added that BiH has never proven to be in the interest of the Serbian people. 

    Dodik said that the cooperation these days between Republika Srpska and Serbia is proving to be a true and brotherly aid and understanding for Srpska. 

    “I love Serbia more than BiH. I love Serbia and Srpska. Why do we have not the right to say it? Those who are saying that there are no prospects for us to successfully fight for our status are either servants to others or they do not know the situation. There are prospects. People united in their political struggle are not without prospects to fight for their status. We only have to respect each other more,” Dodik said.

  • MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR JADOVNO VICTIMS

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    GOSPIC, June 21 /SRNA/ – On the occasion of the Remembrance Day of Jadovno 1941, a memorial service was held at the Saran Pit on the Velebit Mountain in Croatia, marking the day when the Ustashas brutally murdered more than 40,000 people, mainly Serbs.Memorial service to Jadovno victims was served by the priests of the Diocese of Gornji Karlovac and other dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church. 

    Head of Jadovno 1941 Association, Dusan Bastasic, stated that the Saran Pit is a horrible place, as well as other karst pits at the bottom of which the remains of innocent Serb’s martyrs rest. 

    He said that, unfortunately,74 years after the crime was committed the remains of Jadovno victims have not yet been exhumed and buried in a dignified manner. 

    Bastasic said that no names are inscribed on the memorial, which has been recently erected in front of the Saran Pit on the Velebit Mountain, because Croatian authorities do not allow it. 

    He stated that a group of pilgrims will take the Martyrs’ path on Saturday to the place where the Jadovno concentration camp used to be located, while a small group of pilgrims will sail from Karlobag to Slano bay on the island of Pag, to hold a memorial service and erect a consecrated cross for more than 8,000 killed in Pag’s rocky area and drowned in a sea of the island’s port. 

    Memorial service was attended by envoy of the Republika Srpska president, Miladin Dragicevic, secretary of the Ministry of Labor and Veterans’ Affairs of Republika Srpska, Slavko Peric, director of the Secretariat for Religions, Dragan Davidovic, President of the Serbian Democratic Forum in Croatia, Veljko Dzakula, and descendants of victims from Serbia, Srpska and region wide. 

    Marking of the Remembrance Day of Jadovno 1941 was organised by the Diocese of Gornji Karlovac and the Jadovno 1941 Association. 

    According to the current data, which are not final, 40,123 people, mainly Serbs were brutally murdered within the compound of Jadovno death camp. /end/vos 

  • SRPSKA WILL EXPRESS DISSATISFACTION BY WAY OF RUSSIA

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    SARAJEVO, June 11 /SRNA/ – Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said that Republika Srpska will express its dissatisfaction in the UN Security Council by way of Russia because of an attempt to adopt a resolution on Srebrenica without consultations. Dodik expects the resolution to additionally besmirch the Serbian people and Republika Srpska.“This is not something that is called reconciliation and trust. BiH is in a chaotic situation, it has not been functioning for years, it is being maintained only by the pressure of international factors, by their lament that this is a good concept, and by the use of force when they are trying to break political resistance that cannot be broken since BiH obviously cannot start functioning,” Dodik told reporters at a reception in Sarajevo organised by the Russian Ambassador to BiH, Peter Ivantsov, on the occasion of Russia Day. 

    Dodik said that BiH is being maintained by the arrogance and pressure of the IC. 

    Two days ago the press reported that Great Britain is preparing a resolution on Srebrenica in the UN Security Council and that Republika Srpska and its president Milorad Dodik are “the main targets” of the offensive on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the events in Srebrenica. 

    The press says that Great Britain thus joined the US and Germany, which have already launched their campaigns to weaken Srpska and President Dodik. /end/sg 

  • RULING COALITION IN SRPSKA DOES NOT ACCEPT RESOLUTION ON SREBRENICA

     

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    BANJALUKA, June 10 /SRNA/ – The ruling coalition in Republika Srpska, consisting of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats /SNSD/, the Socialist Party /SP/ and the Democratic People’s Alliance /DNS/, finds a resolution on Srebrenica unacceptable. The resolution is on the agenda of today’s session of the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliament.
    After the meeting in Banjaluka, presidents of the SNSD, DNS and SP – Milorad Dodik, Marko Pavic and Petar Djokic have confirmed to journalists that the SNSD and the DNS MPs in the House of Representatives of the BiH Parliament will not attend the debate on the resolution on Srebrenica. 

    They stated that the SNSD and the DNS MPs will attend the voting process and will vote against the proposed resolution on Srebrenica. 

    Dodik, Pavic and Djokic have added that the current situation in Srpska was discussed in today’s meeting, and have stated that they have a parliamentary majority while the opposition, at the moment, has no more than 36 members in the Republika Srpska National Assembly. 

    The meeting in Banja Luka was attended by the SNSD international secretary Zeljka Cvijanovic, head of the SNSD Caucus in the Republika Srpska National Assembly, Radovan Viskovic, head of the SP Caucus, Slobodan Protic, vice president of DNS, Nedeljko Cubrilovic, as well as president of the Serbian Radical Party, Dragan Djurdjevic. /end/vos

  • NO ONE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE 23 YEARS AFTER CRIME AGAINST SERBS

     

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    ILIJAS, June 10 /SRNA/ – The president of the Zvornik Association of Military War Invalids, Dragislav Mijanovic, proposed that representatives of the executive and legislative authorities in Srpska and BiH, and especially the BiH Court, be asked why 23 years after the crime against 32 Serbian civilians and soldiers in Cemerno no court proceedings have been launched against the perpetrators.
    Mijanovic said that autopsies showed that the victims were killed in the most brutal ways – they were slaughtered, torched, suffocated, and killed with blunt objects, which was not enough to launch proceedings against perpetrators. 

    “Key witnesses, who are aging, live in hope that justice will be served. A significant number of witnesses moved out to foreign countries and cut off all ties with this area, but did not lose hope that criminals, who live as free men, will be brought to justice. Moral and personal responsibility towards the victims do not allow us to keep quiet,” Mijanovic said. 

    The 23rd anniversary of the massacre of 32 Serbian soldiers and civilians, committed on June 10, 1992 by soldiers of the so-called Army of BiH, was marked today with a memorial service, the lighting of candles and the laying of flowers at a memorial in Cemerno, Ilijas Municipality. 

    Families of the victims from Zvornik, Bijeljina and Brcko attended the memorial service. 

    Momir Bunjevac, who now lives in Bijeljina, and who on June 10, 1992 lost eight family members, attended the memorial service. 

    “Brothers Jovan and Acim Bunjevac came to Cemerno from Debela Medja to save their families. Their families were rich and they brought their cattle with them. They did not survive the attack. Houses were torched and cattle was scared away,” Momir says. 

    Radoje Lazendic lost his son Ljubisa who was only 21. He says that everyone who was in the village was killed in the attack. 

    “On that morning I arrived in the village at around 08:00 and saw the horror. I saw eight dead people on a pile, two people behind a building. I found my son in a burnt barn and I also found a girl who used to work with me,” Lazendic, who came from Brcko, related through tears. 

    Sekula Trifkovic, who lived in Ilijas before the war, said that he came to his native village three days after the massacre in which he lost a number of his immediate family members. 

    “When I came, I first saw blood and a barn in which 12 cows burned out. The bodies of all killed were in the place where the monument stands now, and a dredge was covering them with dirt. I saw an old man running through the torched village while others were hidden in caves. This is when I took my father Bosko, who survived the massacre,” Trifkovic said, who today lives in Melbourne. 

    He said that people who in the past 100 years did no harm to anyone lived in Cemerno. They mostly engaged in farming and sold their products in Breza and Visoko. 

    “I could not even imagine that something like that can happen. This is why I would like to call on all good people to put an end to this and to bring criminals to justice. I don’t need such a BiH,” Trifkovic said. 

    The elder of the Church of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Ilijas, Bozidar Tanovic, who served the memorial service, said that 23 years ago people who had no malice in their hearts, who believed in human goodness and remained in their homes, were killed. 

    “Innocent people were killed by criminals, and the perpetrators of this heinous crime live as free men, without pangs of conscience,” Trifunovic said after the memorial service. 

    According to him, the fact that those responsible for prosecuting criminals do not “lift a finger” is particularly painful, and appealed to relevant institutions to do everything they can so that the perpetrators and those who ordered the horrific crime in Cemerno be brought to justice. 

    The victims of the attack of Muslim forces on Cemerno are Milos Bunjevac, Mirosava Bunjevac, Ranko Bunjevac, Slavojka Bunjevac, Djordjo Bunjevac, Koviljka Bunjevac, Goran Bunjevac, Rajko Bunjevac, Novko Cetkovic, Spasenija Damjanovic, Ranka Damjanovic, Jadranka Damjanovic, Staka Damjanovic, Zdravko Damjanovic, Manojlo Djuka, Gojko Curdjic, Miroslav Jankovic, Sreten Jankovic, Radomir Jevtic, Svetozar Kapetanovic, Ljubisa Lazendic. 

    Milovan Malesevic, Zarko Malesevic, Nedeljko Micic, Stanoje Mirkovic, Miro Pantic, Stana Rasevic, Milinko Trifkovic, Janja Trifkovic and Rajko Trifkovic were also killed in the attack conducted by Muslims forces from Breza, Visoko and Kakanj, while others are listed as missing. 

    The Republika Srpska Ministry of Internal Affairs on March 8, 2007 filed supplemented criminal charges supported by evidence and names of 15 Bosniaks suspected of this crime. /end/sg 

  • RECOGNIZE SRPSKA MINISTRIES’ POSITIONS IN PRELIMINARY DRAFTS

     

     

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    BANJALUKA, June 5 /SRNA/ – The Republika Srpska Government has concluded that the positions and suggestions of the relevant line ministries in the Republika Srpska Government must be fully recognised during development of the final version of the preliminary draft reform agenda for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Reviewing this document, the Government has pointed out that prior to signing the document, it is necessary that the BiH Parliamentary Assembly reconsiders and assesses the decision and ratification of the Agreement on loan for business environment development policy between BiH and the World Bank, given the fact that the underlying loan funds are intended to be used to support the reform processes that the governments of Republika Srpska and the Federation of BiH have already implemented. 

    The Government has stated this is a prerequisite to unblock funds belonging to the budget, i.e. the citizens of Republika Srpska, in the amount of BAM 35 million, based on the business registration reform implemented by the Government. 

    The Government has concluded in a session that the establishment of a new working group to create a coordination mechanism without prior statement of the Council of Ministers on a previous Proposal, still to date, made by the Working Group established by the Council of Ministers in October 2012, is unacceptable. 

    The Government has noted that the existing proposal on coordination mechanism was supported by the Government and National Assembly of Republika Srpska on two occasions. 

    Also, the Republika Srpska Government requests the Council of Ministers to inform it on the reasons for the possible rejection of the current proposal on coordination mechanism in the field of European integration of BiH. 

    The Republika Srpska Government considers unilateral action of the Council of Ministers unacceptable when it comes to development of integration programme and repeats its commitment to a partnership atmosphere with all levels of government in BiH, works to meet the requirements of the European agenda and calls on the partnership, agreement, consultations and cooperation regarding the next steps to be taken on European path. /end/ vos