Russian Amb to BiH storms out of ceremony after mention of Russian invasion

NEWS 09.03.2022 12:56
Igor Kalabuhov za N1
Source: N1

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bosnia and Herzegovina thanked the Brcko District authorities for their hospitality on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the District's proclamation - March 8, stating that they were revolted that the Head of the EU Delegation to BiH Johann Sattler did not respect this hospitality.

According to the post on the Embassy’s Facebook page, during his speech at the ceremonial academy, Sattler had “made statements in unacceptable and provocative formulations that had nothing to do with the mentioned topic.”

“Unfortunately, we were forced to leave the event, in such circumstances,” the diplomatic mission said.

The Embassy congratulated the authorities and the citizens of Brcko on this important date, with the conviction that mutual practical cooperation will continue to develop.

Addressing the 22nd anniversary of the proclamation of the Brcko District of BiH, Ambassador Johann Sattler touched upon the Russian invasion of Ukraine, after which Russian Ambassador Igor Kalabukhov demonstratively stood up and left the ceremony.

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