Today, the President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović attended the commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the suffering of Serbs in Drakulić, Šargovac, Motike and the Rakovac mine.
The President of the Republic of Srpska stated that the duty of the Serb people is to gather and show respect for more than 2,300 Serbs, including 551 children, who were brutally killed by the Ustashas 79 years ago in Banja Luka villages of Drakulić, Motike, Šargovac and Rakovac mine.
“We must not be naive, because these monstrous crimes and the genocidal project of the Independent State of Croatia have not been punished so far. It would be nice if the High Representative in BiH Valentin Inzko was here to pay respect to the victims, instead of teaching us lessons about who was on the right and who was on the wrong side of history, and to give up difficult qualifications and brutality”, said the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic pointed out that the Republic of Srpska must be careful now, but also in the future.
“It is important that our people understand all the efforts that are being made when it comes to preserving Srpska and strengthening it, and that they understand the processes we are in and the challenges we are facing. They must clearly recognise who are the friends and who are the enemies of the Republic of Srpska”, it was pointed out by the President Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic of Srpska believes that the society in Srpska is mature enough to show respect for everything that is important in history.
“We have to understand history well to know how to behave in the future. I think that this awareness exists in Srpska, and those who were victims are constantly under pressure and, unfortunately, it took a long time”, said the President Cvijanović.