I was not born in Serbia but Serbia is my country as well as Republika Srpska, and I have no other identity, Serb member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency Milorad Dodik said in Serbia's northern city of Novi Sad on Thursday, speaking at an event that is marked in Serbia as the Remembrance Day for the Serbs killed and expelled from Croatia in the war of the 1990s.
“The only place I want to be is Republika Srpska and Serbia,” said Dodik, adding that the unity of the Serbs will come one day as a result of all their suffering.
He accused the Croats of killing the Serbs during two wars.
“We must not be naïve as our people were at the end of the first war, when they were convinced that they were bringing freedom throughout the former Yugoslavia and believed that they would get sympathy, and at the end of that century they were expelled and killed, The Croats killed us in the WWII and they killed us in this civil war. We need to speak correctly and nothing else,” Dodik stressed.
He also accused Croatia of “never returning the property and apartments and everything else it was supposed to give back to the Serbs across the towns where the Serbs lived in Crotia.”
Dodik noted that the European Union provided Croatia the help for that.
The ceremony is also being attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, prime minister Ana Brnabic, Novi Sad mayor Milos Vucevic, etc.