Serbia protests to Bosnia over flag burning

Serbia has formally protested to Bosnia and Herzegovina over video footage showing two armed masked persons burning two Serbian national flags somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A protest note was delivered to Bosnia and Herzegovina's ambassador to Belgrade, Lazar Mirkic, on Friday.

The footage, posted on the YouTube website, shows "two unidentified armed persons surrounded by a a former flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina that was in official use until 1998 and a flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, burning two flags of the Republic of Serbia while shooting firearms and singing highly charged nationalist and Islamic religious songs," the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in the protest note.

The ministry said it expected the Bosnian authorities to carry out an urgent investigation to identify and punish the perpetrators in accordance with law.

Last update: Sat, 30/07/2016 - 12:30
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