President Stevandić attended the Commemoration on the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the death of the 12 babies

21.05.2024 - 12:45

The President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska, Dr Nenad Stevandić laid a wreath on the memorial monument “Life”, in the centre Of Banja Luka, on the occasion of 32 years from the death of 12 babies in the Clinical hospital centre Banja Luka in the period May-June 1992.

The wreaths have also been laid by the Serbian member of the BiH Presidency Zeljka Cvijanović, the representative of the President of the Republic of Srpska, Marko Romic, and the minister of Labor and Veterans’ Disability Protection Danijel Egic on behalf of the Government of Srpska.

Wreaths and flowers have also been laid by the delegations of the Consul general of Serbia in Banja Luka, Republican organizations of captured and killed fighters and missing civilians, the Third Infantry /Republic of Srpska/ Regiment, the City of Banjaluka, and numerous others.

Previously, as part of the commemoration of 32 years since the death of 12 babies, a memorial service was held, and flowers were laid at the "12 Babies" Memorial at the Banja Luka New Cemetery.

President Stevandić said to the reporters that the death of 12 babies is a monstrous crime, for which, like many other great crimes in the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina, when Serbs are victims, nobody has been sentenced.

"Those who are responsible for this crime of brutal suffocation are today's sponsors or maybe even the authors of the planned resolution on Srebrenica in the General Assembly and they are not ashamed of it," Stevandić said.

The decision of the UN Security Council in May and June 1992 prohibited international flights, even those with oxygen cylinders from Belgrade to Banjaluka, as a result of which 12 newborn babies who were in incubators died.

The thirteenth baby, Slađana Kobaš, lost her battle for life at the age of 14, and the fourteenth baby, Marko Medaković, was left with lifelong consequences due to lack of oxygen.