The “Child Victims of 1991-1995 War” Monograph was published by the Republika Srpska Center for Research of War, War Crimes and the Search for Missing Persons, whose primary goal is to point out the meaninglessness of the war which leaves the greatest consequences on the most vulnerable – children, Center director Milorad Kojić told Srna.

He has said that a significant amount of documentation on the child victims of war was obtained from hospitals, children’s homes, associations that came into being after the patriotic-defense war, the Women’s Association “Duga”, the Radio and Television of Republika Srpska, the Association “Zdravo da ste”, the Institute for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “Doctor Miroslav Zotović” Banjaluka and the Banjaluka Clinical Center.

Kojić says that there was no mercy in the past war in Bosnia and Herzegovina even for the most vulnerable and helpless, recalling that the death of 12 premature babies in the Banjaluka Clinical Center, due to the lack of oxygen, is the mirror of the humanity of the Western world and the symbol of the suffering during the humanitarian crisis in Krajina.

“Children, who were denied the right to life at birth, died in the period from May 22 to June 19, 1992, until the breakthrough of the Corridor of Life, and this case is explained in detail in the monograph,” said Kojić.

Kojić says that the monograph on child victims of war mentions, among others, the horrific death of the girl Mirjana Dragičević, who was raped and killed in front of her mother Radmila, as well as Danka Tanović, who was born in 1989 and was killed in an attack by Muslim forces on the Serbian village of Jošanica, Foča municipality in Eastern Bosnia on St. Nicholas Day in 1992.

He has said that among the children killed were Dragan Janković, born in 1992, and Boris Janković, born in 1989, who died on September 13, 1995, in Bravnice, when soldiers of the Croatian Army and HVO fired a grenade and riddled the bus full of Serbian civilians, who were leaving Srbobran.

Kojić has said that Snježana Tepić, born in 1988, was killed in an attack by Muslim forces on the village of Serdare, in the municipality of Kotor Varoš, on September 17, 1992, and the ten-year-old Višnja Bajić in the village of Paljike, in a shelling by the Muslim army from the hill of Strane on June 20, 1992.

According to him, the monograph also tells the story of the murdered brothers Dimitrijević, Aleksandar and Radisav, as well as the brothers Petar and Pavle Golubović.

The death of the eleven-year-old boy Slobodan Stojanović is the best testimony to the monstrosity of the crime against the Serbs in Podrinje, and this crime has become a synonym for the suffering of Serbian children in the past war,” said Kojić.

He explained that due to the lack of relevant documentation, the Center was unable to process data on children who lost one or both parents in the war, children who fled or were displaced, as well as children who died after the end of the war, who can also be categorized as victims of war.

Kojić emphasized that the number of child victims of war included in this monograph is, unfortunately, not final, because there are still raped children who cannot talk about it.