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Rally held in Tuzla in support of Ukraine and peace in Europe and BiH

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TUZLA, March 13 (FENA) - A rally in support of Ukraine and peace in Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina was held yesterday on Freedom Square in Tuzla. The organizers of the support gathering were the City of Tuzla, Srebrenica - Potočari Memorial Center and the Tuzla Citizens' Forum. 

Several thousand citizens of Tuzla, Tuzla Canton and Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered at the Freedom Square and asked the modern world to stop Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

“We are hurt by the suffering of the people in Ukraine, the bombing of Freedom Square in Kharkiv, that is why we condemn the aggression against Ukraine from the Freedom Square in Tuzla. Images of horror from Ukraine, awaken in us memories of our sufferings from the past and fear of the future. Many fear the possibility that Putin could open another front in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the help of his already declared puppets and separatists. There is no need to be afraid. America and Europe have never been more united, so I have no doubt that both Putin's puppets and those who support them will be stopped. We remind you that the NATO and EUFOR, based on the Dayton Peace Agreement, already have a mandate to bring as many forces here as are needed to preserve peace. Thanks to the peacekeepers, the EUFOR soldiers, for being here. We now need the unity of diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to you, the Freedom Square in Tuzla looks like a triumph of the power of unity of diversity. Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks, all Bosnians and Herzegovinians, should stick together because that is the only way we can preserve peace,” said Jasmin Imamović, Mayor of Tuzla. 

Charge d'affaires of the Ukrainian Embassy in Sarajevo, Serhiia Miniailo, thanked the City of Tuzla and the citizens of BiH who gathered today, as he said, in an act of support for Ukraine and solidarity.

"An act of solidarity not only for Ukraine but for the values of freedom, independence and dignity that are important for all people," he pointed out.

The co-organizer of the meeting was the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center, and the director of that center, Emir Suljagić, said that Ukraine is also fighting for BiH and peace in BiH today.

 

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