Speaking at the commemoration event for the victims of Ustasha crimes which is taking place in Donja Gradina, the President of Bosnia’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity, Milorad Dodik, said that the RS and Serbia will one day “be one country” as now is the “century of Serb unification.”
“We are here from the RS and Serbia because we belong to one nation, one day we will be one state. No one will prevent us from doing so because it is our right and our history. The last century was the century of Serb suffering, and this is the century of Serb unification.” said Dodik.
“Serbs cannot live without freedom and a state. State is the keyword of our freedom. We want to make it clear that it is no illusion or threat when the RS expresses its will, the will of the people for the formation of its own state because we cannot live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which oppresses us and threatens our freedoms,” he said.
Dodik once again denied the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica and argued that “the crime in Srebrenica cannot be equated with the suffering in Jasenovac.” He also attacked the international community for not classifying the crimes in Jasenovac as genocide.
“The idea we have to declare the RS a state and unite it with Serbia must belong to every person here. Regardless of the threats, this is about us. We are not building a state on someone else's territory. This is our country, freedom and property. We need a state and we want freedom. Without the state, we have no freedom. That's why we want a state. We don't want anything bad for Bosniaks or Croats, but I tell them to leave us alone. We can't live together,” said Dodik.
He also mentioned crimes from the First World War, the Second World War and the previous war, arguing that the Serbs were the biggest victims and suffered the most.
He also again stressed how he does not agree with the term “Bosnian Serbs” and that he does not understand why anyone would be offended when someone says “Serb Muslims”.
“They say it is a politically incorrect speech. The Serb people are unique in their suffering. That's why we from RS and Serbia are here because we belong to one people. One day we will be one country. No one will prevent us from doing so, because it is our right and history,” said Dodik.
He insulted EUFOR using vulgarity and said that nothing will stop Serbs from fighting politically for the RS.
“We have to live in harmony, obviously we can't live together. If we could, Yugoslavia would not have fallen apart. Muslims want us to be gone and to rule everything,” said Dodik.
Dodik often uses the term “Muslims” while referring to Bosniaks.
“The only smart thing is to go separate ways. No war or calls for war. Long live Serbia, Republika Srpska, the Serb people and eternal memory of all the Serbs who died here and in other places”, said Dodik.