Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a meeting with peacekeeping veterans on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a meeting with peacekeeping veterans on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘Lessons to be learned for Ukraine’: Dutch PM apologises to Bosnia peacekeepers

  • Mark Rutte apologised to Dutch UN peacekeepers overwhelmed in 1995 by Serb forces; veterans were right to ask, ‘where was the world?’
  • Almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed in Srebrenica genocide, a stain on Dutch national conscience; Rutte acknowledged ‘lack of govt support’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a meeting with peacekeeping veterans on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a meeting with peacekeeping veterans on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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