EU officials obstruct Dodik shutdown process – Sarajevo Times
According to the Standard notwspaperNATO troops could be stationed Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) if Russia blocks the expansion of EUFOR in the The United Nations (UN) Security Council in November this year.
It was mentioned in the analysis of the journalist Adelheid Wölfl, that Milorad Dodik, the leader of the biggest Serb party in Bosnia, the SNSD, does not hide his feelings. He is obviously on the side of Russia, despite the aggression of this country against Ukraine. He said at a rally in Bijeljina a few days ago: “Long live Serbia, long live Russia, long live Republika Srpska (RS)!”.
His supporters cheered loudly. RS is a small part of BiH. And Dodik, who has been under United States (you.S.) sanctions for years, and is now sanctioned by the United Kingdom (United Kingdom)cooperates closely with the Kremlin.
”That’s it link to Vladimir Putin’s regime, which makes this Bosnian politician a risk factor for the entire region. Because no one knows exactly what he has agreed with Russia and what his next steps will be. Dodik’s objective was to destroy the state of BiHfor years with the aim of separating from the RS, ”Wolfl believes.
Shand Noted that according to diplomats, Dodik could soon be tried for corruption. Investigations are already underway in BiH. Jhe documents from Serbia the possession by Dodik of a villa on the territory of this country are a deciding factorwhich could be transferred to BiH in the Case that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic withdraws his support for Dodik.
”In any case, the problem with the scenario would be that one would have the impression that it is not about investigations of an independent justice, but about political agreements between the West and Vucic. If that were the case, those who want Dodik brought to justice would also take political revenge on him. Vucic.
For the state of BiH, however, the interference of the neighboring states of Serbia and Croatia has always been particularly harmful as it violates its sovereignty. Nevertheless, Western diplomats encouraged this interference time and time again. They asked Vucic several times to influence Dodik. Vucicof course, used it to pretend to be a great factor of stability in the Balkans. Apparently, Dodik himself fears that his political career will end before the elections this fall.
High Representative Christian Schmidt, in office since the summer of 2021, is now using the powers of Bonn for the first time. Namely, according to diplomats, he planned to take even more comprehensive action against Dodik’s SNSD attack on the Dayton Peace Accord. He been calm by representatives of the European Union (EU), but also from Germany. He obviously wanted to pass a law that would prevent investments in RS with respect to state assets that RS intended to seize illegally, ” Wölfl sbraided in the analysis.
The EU Delegation and the Office of the High Representative (BRH) were often in competition.
”Initially, the BRH should be dissolved and its mediations should be taken over by the EU. But because BiH nationalists, backed by Serbia, Russia, and some parts of Croatia want to continue threatening and destroying the state, the OHR has never been closed. The conditions for this have never been met. At the same time, the EU has lost credibility and power in six non-member countries of South East Europe by past years because he did not keep his promises.
Bosnian Serb nationalists like Dodik and his SNSD no longer recognize the OHR, and Russia no longer supports the institution and the High Representative. And for this reason, it will be difficult for the OHR to implement the decisions it makes in SR, ” Adelheid Wölfl pointed out at the end of the analysis for Der Standard, reports Klix.ba.