The people of Sarajevo welcomed the vote on the resolution for Srebrenica with applause

Residents of Sarajevo gathered to watch the session of the UN General Assembly, where the resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica was adopted.

Associations of victims of the war together with ambassadors from various countries joined in to congratulate the United Nations on the adoption of this resolution.

"Finally, the time has come for the people who are victims to get their justice." "No one can disparage or deny what happened in Srebrenica," residents of Sarajevo said.

The United Nations has approved a resolution establishing an annual day to commemorate the genocide of more than 8.000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs in 1995, a move fiercely opposed by Serbs who fear it will label them all as "genocide" supporters. of mass killing.

The vote in the 193-member General Assembly was 84-19, with 68 nations abstaining, reflecting concerns among many countries about the vote's impact on reconciliation efforts in deeply divided Bosnia.

The resolution designates July 11 as the "International Day of Remembrance and Commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide," to be observed annually beginning this year.

The resolution, sponsored by Germany and Rwanda, did not name Serbia as the culprit, but that did not stop an intense lobbying campaign for a "no" vote by Bosnian Serb President Milorad Dodik and the president of neighboring Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic.

The Srebrenica killings were the bloody climax of Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, which followed the breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

Both Serbia and Bosnian Serbs have denied that genocide took place in Srebrenica, even though it has been established by two UN tribunals.

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