russia’s unjustified and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has brought back a brutal war to our continent and reminded the world of the genocide of Srebrenica, EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi said in a statement.
“We honor for the 27th year the memory of all victims and of all those still missing of the genocide of Srebrenica. We stand together, in grief, with their relatives and friends who survived the genocide. However, still today we cannot take peace for granted. russia’s unjustified and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has brought back a brutal war to our continent. The mass killings and war crimes we see in Ukraine bring back vivid memories of those witnessed in the war in the Western Balkans in the 1990s,” the statement said.
It is more than ever our duty to remember the genocide of Srebrenica, as part of our common European history, it added.
“Europe has not forgotten what happened in Srebrenica and our own responsibility for not being able to prevent and to stop the genocide. In Srebrenica, Europe failed and we are faced with our shame,” the statement said.