Bosnia: 70 Serb villages without electricity

BANJA LUKA -- 70 villages in Bosnia, home to 15,000 Serb returnees, have reportedly been without electricity for several years.

Media in the Republic of Srpska reported that the most difficult situation was recorded in Bosanska Krupa, Bihać, Sanski Most, Ključ, Bosanski Petrovac, Bosansko Grahovo, Glamoč, Drvar, Kupres, Jajce, Lukavac, Zavidovići, Kladanj and Čapljina municipalities.

According to the same sources,  local Bosnian Muslim and Croat municipal authorities “deliberately bypassed Serb villages when it came to restoration of infrastructure destroyed during the 1990s war.”

The period between 1992 and 1995 saw the expulsion of the Serb population from more than three hundred major settlements that now belong to the Muslim-Croat federation.