Attack on PM was "attempted murder," says minister

Zorana Mihajlovic says the attack on Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the commemoration in Potocari was "an attempted murder."

Source: Tanjug

According to the minister and deputy prime minister, the incident also represented "an attempt at undermining the constitutional order and destabilization of the Republic of Serbia."

Mihajlovic said this in a reaction to a statement by Bakir Izetbegovic, Bosniak member of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Presidency, who said he believes that the attack on Vucic was not an attempted assassination, but rather a spontaneous reaction of the masses.

Noting that Izetbegovic had invited Vucic to the commemoration, Mihajlovic asked whether he as a host in his country "was not the one responsible for the security of his guests."

She then asked Izetbegovic "how he came to the conclusion that there was no attempted assassination in Potocari on July 11, but rather a spontaneous reaction of the masses”.

“This was an attempted murder Mr. Izetbegovic, because the motive of the attack has a political background and is politically motivated,” Mihajlovic said.

“It is completely irrelevant whether a statesman is attacked with stones, weapons, poisoned or his plane is crashed. The objective is what matters,” Mihajlovic said, adding that it was "a shame that to date no one has been arrested for the attack on Vucic."


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