Republika Srpska will change into a separate nation by peaceable means solely, Milorad Dodik has stated
Bosnia and Herzegovina has at all times been a overseas mission with no likelihood of success and Republika Srpska (RS) will achieve independence from the nation, the president of the primarily Serbian-populated area, Milorad Dodik, has stated.
“Republika Srpska goes to be a sovereign state and can obtain this peacefully. We don’t have a navy plan, all our plans usually are not navy, however peaceable. There can be peace on our facet,” Dodik stated in an interview with Serbian broadcaster RTS on Tuesday.
The choice to half methods with Bosnia and Herzegovina “will someday be made by the parliament of Republika Srpska,” he believes.
The president added that he sees nothing incorrect about his need for a “Higher Serbia” that may be “huge and robust” and unite all of the Serbs, who discovered themselves residing in numerous nations after the break up of Yugoslavia within the early Nineteen Nineties.
“I do not imagine in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was created artificially and by no means had an opportunity to succeed. It was an experiment carried out by foreigners in order that they might practice their inexperienced elites right here,” Dodik stated.
There aren’t any logical or historic causes for the nation to exist and “the one rational factor is to divide it,” he added.
Below the US-brokered Dayton Settlement of 1995 that put an finish to a civil battle, Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of the majority-Muslim Bosniak-Croat Federation and Republika Srpska. The 2 areas are nearly comparable in dimension, however the Bosniak-Croat Federation has a bigger inhabitants. The nation is dominated by a three-member presidency, made up of a Bosnian, a Serb and a Croat.
Dodik, who beforehand served a time period within the tripartite presidency, was elected the chief of Republika Srpska in 2022.
The 64-year-old was sanctioned by the US final 12 months for his “continued threats to the steadiness and territorial integrity” of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Final 12 months, Dodik stated that Republika Srpska had no objections to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s aspirations to affix the EU, however burdened that it was not going to help the nation’s membership in NATO. He has additionally backed Serbia’s territorial integrity, saying that his republic is not going to acknowledge the independence of the breakaway area of Kosovo.
In his interview with RT in February, Dodik identified that he was “proud” of the relations between Republika Srpska and Russia. The EU and the US are pressuring Bosnia and Herzegovina to affix Western sanctions towards Moscow, however that may not occur, he stated.
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