Historian Draga Mastilović has said that more than a century has passed since the Sarajevo assassination with the Serbian people seemingly being at the same static points of history in BiH, with the border on the Drina, in a country that is a protectorate of most often ill-intentioned internationals.

 Mastilović has told SRNA the Serbian people, frantically struggling to survive in this area, are defending the institutional framework of Republika Srpska, as the last guarantor of the survival of the “remnants of the remnants” of the Serbian people west of the Drina.

He pointed out that nearly entire 20th century seemed like an “idling speed” of Serbian history, in which the Serbian people made millions-huge sacrifice to live free, being united in one state framework, defending both Yugoslav states as the “best and most definite” solution for its national issue, while others were building their future mostly on Serbs’ blood and on the Serbian ethnic space.

“When it began emerging from that `Yugoslav fog` in the last decade of the 20th century, the Serbian people did not even realize that it had already experienced a demographic collapse, lacking millions of lives, with its national territories being fragmented and alienated, and national consciousness distorted by decades of denial and self-denial, especially by the systematic disintegration of the church organisation as the most important cohesive factor of the Serbian people,” said Mastilović.

That is why, emphasized Mastilović, the Serbs’ 20th century was largely wasted and must be a great warning and signpost to present and future generations.

A member of “Young Bosnia”, Gavrilo Princip, assessined the occupier – the Austro-Hungarian Archduke, Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand, on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo.