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    Russia Vetos UN Resolution on Genocide

    They’re standing behind Serbia. Russia’s vote was the only veto on the U.N.’s resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslims as genocide. Leaders of Serbia and of the Bosnian Serbs had lobbied hard against the resolution, maintaining that there is no “collective guilt” for Serbs over the mass executions of unarmed men and boys who had tried to shelter in a site the U.N. had declared a safe zone, and leaning on Vladimir Putin to support them. Some worry that politicization like this could dilute the importance of genocide resolutions. 

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