March 19, 2014

The President of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, congratulated the people of Crimea on a democratic referendum and decision to go independent, stressing that the law was not violated in the process.

Dodik said that the people of Crimea took part in a legitimate and democratic referendum in line with the Constitution, international law and the UN Charter on the Right of People to Self-Determination.

Crimea is an example of respect for the UN Charter and the right of a people to self-determination, an essential right of all peoples, which should be rehabilitated and supported, as it does not threaten anyone and gives freedom to a people that desire it, said Dodik.