U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, foreground, listens, during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine Thursday, July 16, 2015.
The United States supports the creation of a special court in Kosovo to try individuals alleged to have committed serious crimes and human rights violations during and after the 1998-99 conflict.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland called on Balkans to resist the forces seeking to unwind the democratic and economic progress they’ve achieved over the last 20 years.
The marking of 20 years since the atrocities in Srebrenica should be foremost a time to pay respect to the victims and their families, as well as to all innocent victims of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In Russia, the increasingly authoritarian government has continued to commit or ignore numerous human rights violations, according to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, issued by the United States Department of State in late June.