A Serbian municipality in BiH  and the posters of Mladic 

A Serbian municipality in BiH  and the posters of Mladic 

The former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic is haunting thousands while for others remains a hero, perhaps a myth, an important personality whose official seal has left its imprint on minds of many people from former Yugoslavia.

One Serbian municipality in East Sarajevo decided to pay its private tribute to Mladic though in a public manner. Posters of him are covering the windows of the municipal building “in what the mayor said was a gesture of support for the war crimes defendant”, Balkan Insight reads.

The posters went on display on Monday in East New Sarajevo in the country’s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska entity.

The mayor, Ljubisa Cosic, spoke to BIRN, saying that, “No one can blame just the Serbs and just one side in the war, and with this, we are not doing anything wrong and no one should be offended by this.”

But, as expected, Bosniaks have voiced concerns and opposition over the move.

“For the victims and for those who survived, this is very hard to see”, admitted the president of the Victims and Witnesses of Genocide association, Murat Tahirovic, adding, however, that “This is, unfortunately, nothing new, since this kind of support is quite constant.”…/IBNA