MOSCOW, June 4 – RIA Novosti. The West cannot even imagine that any country or politician in the Balkans can be independent, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the situation around Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Dayton Accords.
“We have this proverb: “Whoever hurts, he talks about it.” The West cannot even imagine that any country or politician in the Balkans can be independent. He is used to using all sorts of Schmidts (German citizen Christian Schmidt, appointed to the post of high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina – ed.) in order to “lead” everyone and blackmail everyone, to put forward an ultimatum to everyone. You should not judge by yourself. We have somewhat different manners, a different culture than the West, “- said the minister in an interview with the Bosnian-Serb television and radio company Radio and Television of the Republika Srpska.
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Bosnia and Herzegovina announced its secession from Yugoslavia in 1992, after which a war broke out in the republic with the participation of Bosnian Muslims, Serbs and Croats, which lasted until 1995. The exact number of victims has not been officially established, various sources point to a figure of over 100 thousand people. With the participation of the international community, the Peaceful Dayton Agreement was signed, three formations were formed – the Federation of BiH, the Republic of Srpska and the Brcko Special District. At the head of the state is a presidium consisting of three people: one representative each from Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims).
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