Srebrenica massacre

massacre of more than 8,000 Bosniaks in and around the town of Srebrenica in July 1995 during the Bosnian War

The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide[1] (Bosnian: Masakr u Srebrenici; Genocid u Srebrenici), was the July 1995 genocide[2] Bosniaks, mainly military aged men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. The killings were done by units of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of Ratko Mladić. 8,373 people were killed in the massacre.

In 2005, Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, described the mass murder as the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War.[3]

In July 2015, Russia vetoed a UN resolution that would have condemned the Srebrenica massacre as a genocide.[4]


    • "European Parliament resolution of 15 January 2009 on Srebrenica". European Parliament. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  1. UN Press Release SG/SM/9993UN, 11/07/2005 "Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s message to the ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre in Potocari-Srebrenica". Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. "Russia threatens veto on UN vote calling Srebrenica 'a crime of genocide'". the Guardian.