"New British draft has elements from Russian document"

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has received the third version of a British draft resolution on Srebrenica.

Source: B92

B92 has learned that this version "includes element from a Russian draft resolution."

The two documents that should be discussed by the UN Security Council have caused a lot of commotion ahead of the marking of the 20th anniversary of the crime in Srebrenica.

Serbia was neither informed nor consulted about the first version of the British draft, which prompted Vucic to say that "Belgrade is not thrilled by the way in which this document appeared."

In a letter sent to the UN on Monday, Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said that adopting the British resolution would be unnecessary and harmful.

Britain, on the other hand, said that the document should contribute to reconciliation in the region, while Russia described its draft as more balanced and oriented toward reconciliation.

The British ambassador to the UN has been quoted as saying that his country would not withdraw its draft because Russia had tabled its own.

The Sarajevo-based daily Dnevni Avaz reports that the British resolution will "most probably" be put up for a vote as planned, on July 7.


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