Abazovic apologizes for statement on Srebrenica genocide

Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazović came to Srebrenica Monday to pay his respects to the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica. At the commemoration in Potočari, he pointed out that “genocide was not committed against Bosniaks, but against human beings and it was not committed by armies but by politics, the politics of evil, the politics of death and the politics of fraud.”

Montenegro’s PM Dritan Abazovic said that his statement on the 27th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide was ‘unclear’, while apologizing to the victims’ families.

“I apologize to the mothers of Srebrenica for my thoughts that were expressed in an unclear manner. It is clear that every action depends on the intention behind it. My intention was peace. The genocide committed against the Bosnians of Srebrenica shouldn’t be repeated against anyone,” – he wrote on Telegram.

This apology comes after family members of the genocide victims, associations, and representatives of Montenegrin political parties said that Abazovic relativized the Srebrenica genocide.

“The genocide wasn’t committed against Bosnians, but against humans and it wasn’t committed by armies but by politicians, bad politics, the politics of death and deception,” – said Abazovic, during a commemoration ceremony for the 27th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.