RS President: RS and Serbia will be one state

NEWS 31.05.2018 10:02

The Serb-dominated part of Bosnia and neighbouring Serbia should be one country by the end of the century, Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad Dodik told students at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade on Wednesday.

The President of Bosnia’s semi-autonomous Republika Srpska (RS) entity spoke at the 50 year anniversary of the Belgrade Faculty of Political Sciences.

“Serbs don’t have to hide their projects. I think that the Serb intellectual and political elite, wherever they are, must finally free themselves from the grip of imposed political correctness and determine its historic ironclad project, which is the unification of Serbs, the RS and Serbia, into one territorial state union,” Dodik told the students.

The once multi-ethnic Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina was divided along ethnic lines during the 1992-95 war mainly through ethnic cleaning by groups that militarily controlled different portions of the country. This territorial division was then sealed by the peace agreement brokered in Dayton, Ohio, in 1995.

Since then the country is internally divided into Republika Srpska and the other semi-autonomous entity which is shared by Bosniaks and Croats, the Federation.

Annexing parts of Bosnia was a wartime goal of the Bosnian Serbs.