Bosnian Serbs “can’t wait” for a demarcation between Kosovo and Serbia Bosnian Serbs can work on seceding from Bosnia, the leader of the ruling Bosnian Serb party told Albania’s Klan TV.
Commenting on the fact that Kosovars can not travel to Bosnia because Sarajevo does not recognize their documents, as it does not recognize their country, Milorad Dodik said that this problem should be solved between Belgrade and Pristina. Whatever Belgrade decides regarding the Kosovo status, Bosnian Serb leadership will follow, he said.
“People should be allowed to travel, without a doubt, and I don’t know why those documents are a problem,” Dodik said.
“As I see it, Kosovo and Albania are integrating and sharing the same political values. I would even say that this is normal. But why would it then not be normal for us Serbs from Republika Srpska and Serbia to follow suit?” he asked.
Dodik said that the semi-autonomous Serb-dominatd entity of Republika Srpska would use the opportunity if it would come to a territorial swap and demarcation between Kosovo and Serbia.
“It is not Dodik who is waiting for this, but Serbs,” he said, asking “why someone would have the right to do something like that and we wouldn’t?”
He added that Republika Srpska has a right to self-determination based on the UN Charter.
“Hopefully I don’t need to prove that the (Bosnian) Serb people have the characteristics of a nation, that is at least not disputable,” he said, adding that he hopes Bosnian Serbs will have a chance to decide on it.