July 8th, 2015
translated and amalgamated by: Joaquin Flores
Denis Dzidic, Balkan Insight : Russia voted down a UN
Security Council resolution marking the 20th anniversary of
the Srebrenica massacres, calling it anti-Serb and saying it would increase tensions in Bosnia.
Telegraf.rs reports: Anti-Serb Srebrenica resolution prepared by the United Kingdom, discussed yesterday in the Security Council, was met by “fierce” opposition from Russia and China. First, Moscow has threatened a veto, then Beijing has obtained a postponement of the session.
The diplomatic war of the great powers flared up even during the early morning in New York, and as reported by news agencies, the atmosphere on the eve of the Security Council resembled a poker game in which the Member States by the minute “raised.”
Journalist Erol Avdović UN says that representatives of the major “watch over the barrel.”
“It was like a poker game where you look when someone will blink. Officially Moscow has threatened a veto. Sergei Lavrov directly called London and threatened to prevent voting, however, the British were determined to proceed with the resolution. The Russians did not expect such a determination from the English and then into the game jumped the Chinese” – said Adovic.
Beijing has categorically asked for postponement due to inappropriate text of the resolution.
China considers that the proposed text does not support the reconciliation in the region and that there is no agreement on it by all peoples in BiH, has been notified from the Chinese diplomatic missions in New York.
In this way, for now, prevented criminal attempt by Britain that only the Serbs are branded as a genocidal nation.
International law expert Miodrag Zivkovic said to Informer that it is now clear that Serbia has powerful friends among the great powers. This, says Zivkovic, the best possible foreign policy news that happen to Serbia, writes Informer.
Support from China shows that this superpower is our strategic partner. This also strengthens the alliance between China and Russia, and this is apparently the deal: that Russia is less exposed. We certainly favor having such powerful protectors and we look forward to this in the future – says Zivkovic.
Former Serbian Ambassador to BiH Ninoslav Stojadinovic believes that the unique position of Russia and China concerning the resolution on Srebrenica shows that things in the world that will never be the same as a year or two ago.
The world will at least be bipolar, and the United States, Russia, the EU and China will have everything to negotiate. One superpower will never again decide on everything, such as has been the case since the dissolution of the Soviet Union – Stojadinovic explains, adding that the resolution was actually a perfidious attempt by Great Britain itself to present Republika Srpska as genocidal, and therefore disbanded, to create a unitary BiH.