In the Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Kravica a memorial service was held for 158 fallen Serbs from this town and the neighboring villages during the Defense-Homeland War, 49 of whom were killed by the Muslim forces from Srebrenica on January 7, 1993.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Srpska Radovan Višković attended the commemoration of the death of Serbs in this region, reported RTRS.

Višković said that he was not surprised by the position of the Office of the Prosecutor of Bosnia and Herzegovina on crimes against Serbs, nor by the fact that 30 years after the fact, nobody has been prosecuted for the crimes committed in the Bratunac village of Kravica.

“When you go back 30 years, it turns out that it was Serbs who committed crimes against themselves, instead of others,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the institutions of the Republic of Srpska would never give up on collecting and presenting evidence of crimes committed against Serbs.

Ethnic cleansing in middle Podrinje began in April 1992, by destroying everything that was Serbian.

The Muslim forces out of Srebrenica, under the command of Naser Orić, assisted by units from the areas of Bratunac, Vlasenica and Zvornik, continued to persecute, kill and destroy the Serbian population and property during the entirety of 1992 and through the beginning of 1993.

Following numerous crimes committed in the Serbian villages around Srebrenica and Bratunac in the first year of the civil war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Orić’s jihadists continued their bloody spree into 1993, when they stormed Kravica on the Orthodox Christmas, killing 49 and wounding 80 Serbian civilians and soldiers.

Seven went missing, five of whom are yet to be found, 30 years after the fact. Two women were among those who went missing on that day.

The village was looted on Christmas and 688 Serbian homes were burned down in the wider area of Kravica. Around 2,000 auxiliary and 27 public facilities were destroyed.

Around 1,000 residents lost their home in a single day and made their way through the wreckage towards the Drina, evading certain death by crossing the border into Serbia.

101 children lost one or both parents.

From the beginning of the war until mid-1995, the Muslim forces out of Srebrenica constantly stormed Serbian villages around this place, Bratunac, Milići, Skelani and Zvornik, killing everyone in their path, looting and burning down Serbian property.

Those who were captured were tortured, massacred, beheaded and their heads displayed in Srebrenica, and Nenad Rankić was roasted on a spit.

The practice did not stop even after Srebrenica was declared as a safe area under the protection of the United Nations in April 1993.