Despite insisting his visit was an ‘‘act of reconciliation”, Serbia’s President Boris Tadic received a frosty reception as he arrived in Srebrenica.
One mother, who lost two sons in the massacre, told Tadic, said she hoped he had come with good intentions.
The question on many lips was where was Ratko Mladic, the man who led Serb troops into Srebrenica?
Speaking about the fugitive Tadic said: ‘‘With the arrest of general Mladic I would know that part of my job is finished. We need this for the future, for building confidence, for our forthcoming generations.’‘
Even though the visit was applauded by some, not everyone welcomed the Serb leader’s presence.