Serbian PM says ready to attend 20th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

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Posted: Jun 19, 2015 7:52 AM

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, a former hardline nationalist during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, said on Friday he was willing to visit the site of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia to mark the 20th anniversary.

"If Bosniaks want it, if it is not too hard for them ... I am ready to pay my respects to the Muslim and Bosniak victims of Srebrenica," Vucic told a news conference. "I will go there regardless of the risks."

More than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serb forces when they overran the United Nations' 'safe haven' of Srebrenica in July 1995, in the worst mass killing on European soil since World War Two.

(Writing by Matt Robinson; Editing by Gareth Jones)