Dodik condemns ICC decision to issue an arrest warrant for Putin

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The President of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity, Milorad Dodik, said that the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin is “political and selective” and that it will not lead to anything other than political tensions.

Dodik said that Serbs “do not trust those courts” and argued that they were formed to exert “the force of international politics on small nations.”

“Those courts were always under political influence, one should not think that this is not the case today,” said Dodik, adding that this only proves the policy of the international community toward Russia and not facts or justice.

“And if they wanted to deal with the suffering of children, they could have finished this process that was related to Bosnia and Herzegovina when children who were orphans in Bosnia and Herzegovina were taken to the west. It was only started and never completed,” Dodik argued.

He said that he believes that all those who have committed crimes in any war, including in Ukraine, should absolutely be held accountable.

“But that would mean that those who dropped bombs with depleted uranium on the Serbs twice should also be held accountable and show that justice can reach everyone, and not be a selective concept against politically identified opponents. This is a conflict that the West is pushing further, but it is also a reflection of the situation we have seen before regarding the fact that these are only politically motivated decisions of those international courts,” said Dodik.