Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik has stated that Srpska is not going to exchange its territory with anyone, nor will it be annexed to Serbia, but will, one day, remain independent and continue with state unity with Serbia.
“Many do not like it, but once a minimal opportunity is provided and if we get a guarantee that America will remain neutral on this issue, we are independent at the very moment,” Dodik told the independent daily newspapers Danas.
Answering the question if it is possible for Republika Srpska to be annexed to Serbia within this territory exchange in the Balkans, Dodik has said that Srpska has its own territory that will not be changed.
To the conclusion that Russia already gives some kind of support to Srpska, Dodik has asked – where did you get it from?
“No, we are taking Russia’s side. The British messed up here big time and fight against Russian influence,” Dodik has said.
Dodik has said that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is arriving in Banjaluka on September 17, is bringing friendship, but will also discuss other issues.
He is coming to jointly promote the consecration of the foundation of the Serb-Russian Orthodox Centre. Of course, we will discuss other issues too, including the embarrassing ban on entry to BiH imposed on writer Zakhar Prilepin, who was supposed to attend “Petar Kocic’s Days” event. He is not the only Russian on the black list made in Sarajevo without taking our interests into account,” Dodik has said.
Dodik has pointed out that he will call on the Serbs to vote for Republican Party’s candidates that are supported by US president Donald Trump, during the US Congressional elections in November.
When it comes to speculations that he was threatened with EU sanctions, Dodik has said that not everyone should be listened to, and that the support of the people, not the world, is the most important to him.
“I believe it is time for the internationals to stop electing our representatives, but to leave decisions to be made by those elected by the people, as it was the case with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic,” Dodik has said.
When asked how much US sanctions would limit him in performing tasks and duties of the Serb BiH Presidency member, Dodik answered that lifting sanctions would be symbolically important.
And since I will be a member and the chair of the Presidency, it will be interesting to see me at the UN General Assembly as /former Cuban leader Fidel/ Castro did,” Dodik has said, noting that the United States being the most powerful country in the world is not disputable.
He has recalled that he had received an invitation from Donald Trump’s HQ to attend presidential inauguration as part of his gratitude for the support to his election as the US president but, when he sent visa request, it appeared that the vain old administration could not allow “one Dodik to get visa.”
Dodik has pointed out that a neutral report on Srebrenica is necessary as there are many inaccurate parts in the old one.
“It was about 7,000 missing people that were later interpreted into 7,000 victims in Srebrenica, while more than 2,000 soldiers were buried at the Potocari cemetery. It is a military cemetery and once you tell them so, then Dodik is a bad one” , said the president of Srpska.
Dodik has said that the genocide claim is not substantiated by the truth, thus Srpska needs a neutral report, and will form a team of people from the world with authority, who would deal with writing a new report.
“The only thing I am not against is the truth. One year is a realistic deadline for a true presentation of Srebrenica. The ICTY’s decisions are not sacred Indian cows thus they can be changed based on new evidence,” Dodik has said.
Asked if a new report on Srebrenica was tendentious before the elections, Dodik has answered that his existence is tendentious for the opposition.