Commemoration of Genocide in Srebrenica ‑ Bosnian
|Event Name||Commemoration of Genocide in Srebrenica - Bosnian|
|Start Date||11th Jul 2017 12:00am|
The Srebrenica genocide occurred in July 1995 when more than 8,000 Bosniaks were killed, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. The killing was perpetrated by units of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of General Ratko Mladić. The Secretary-General of the United Nations described the mass murder as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War. A paramilitary unit from Serbia known as the Scorpions, officially part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991, participated in the massacre, along with several hundred Ukrainian and Russian volunteers.