The withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers in 2003 from Bosnia and Herzegovina was a mistake. This was stated on Friday, May 26, by the President of the Republika Srpska (an entity within Bosnia and Herzegovina) Milorad Dodik in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“As long as international forces remain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russian forces should also remain. However, this decision was made at the highest level and was probably agreed upon at the international level as well,” he said. Dodik added that the Serbs, of course, would like the presence of Russian peacekeepers in the country. June 14, 2023 will mark 20 years since the withdrawal of the Russian peacekeeping contingent from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “We should not be part of an alliance that bombed our people 30 years ago” Member of the Presidium of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik on why BiH will not impose sanctions against the Russian Federation and close the sky for its aircraft
Earlier this day Milorad Dodik rejected the possibility of supplying weapons to Ukraine by the Republika Srpska. He considers it possible for Western weapons supplied to Kyiv to enter the black market of European countries. Prior to that, on May 25, President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik said in an interview with Izvestia that due to friendly relations with Russia, pressure from the West is growing on the entity. The President noted that Western countries are using Ukraine to fight Russia.
On May 23, Dodik announced that Bosnia and Herzegovina had not imposed sanctions on Russia because of the position of the Republika Srpska.
At the same time, during a meeting in the Kremlin, Putin thanked Dodik for his neutral position on Ukraine. According to him, only such a position can lead to some kind of positive decision.
The day before, Dodik announced the need to understand the role of Russia in the world community and respect it. In his opinion, the dislike of the collective West towards Russia and its president is natural, because the Russian Federation does not supply cheap resources to Western countries, as it used to be before.Share: