REPUBLIKA SRPSKA : EUROPE’S NEXT SEPERATIST TIME BOMB TICKING

Sourced : Bloomberg

By Misha Savic and Gordana Filipovic

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik wants to pull his faction out of Bosnia-Herzegovina, breaking the tripartite power-sharing agreement that’s kept it together since the 1995 peace accord that ended Europe’s deadliest conflict since World War II. Dodik’s stance has earned him economic sanctions from the U.S.

He can rely on a longtime friend: Russia. Dodik and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met seven times since March 2011, according to Kremlin records. He’s also met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov five times in the last decade. And Russia is the no. 2 investor in Dodik’s territory, Republika Srpska, after Serbia.

Read more at : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-16/europe-s-next-separatist-time-bomb-is-ticking-in-the-balkans

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