Milorad Dodik has called on Serb representatives in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) institutions to stop working and leave those institutions.
The reason is the threat of war made toward the Serb entity in BiH, the Serb Republic (RS), a statement said on Tuesday.
Dodidk, who is the entity’s president, made this appeal in his role as leader of the SNDS party, and the statement was joined by DNS and SP leaders Marko Pavic and Petar Djokic, the agency Srna reported on Tuesday.
“We invite the parties gathered in the Alliance for Changes that are in power in the joint institutions of BiH to leave the BiH institutions without delay and return to the RS for consultations, where they would, with other parties represented in the current RS National Assembly, agree on a joint response to the threat to the war sent from Sarajevo yesterday,” said in a joint statement, the Banja Luka daily Nezavisne is reporting.
It further stresses that “a statement made by Bosniak member of the BiH Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic, that he would solve internal political issues in BiH with war, caused perturbation not only in the RS but also in the entire region.”
“Izetbegovic being in favor of recognizing the fake state of Kosovo has added fuel to the fire, and jeopardized Serbia’s efforts to preserve peace and stability in the Balkans as a precondition for everyone’s progress. We believe that leaving the joint institutions of BiH is no longer a matter of your choice, but your responsibility towards the RS, that yesterday came under brutal attack,” SNSD, DNS and SP parties said.