Speech by the Netherlands Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren at the Srebrenica commemoration in Potočari

Mothers, Families, Survivors,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

For 27 years now, this site has been a place that holds terrible memories, a fact of which I myself am also gravely aware. Memories of deep fear and uncertainty among all of the people who were desperately seeking protectionhere in July 1995. But also memories of utter powerlessness among the UN soldiers who had so badly wanted to afford them that protection.