Milorad Dodik claims that Bosnia’s Serb-dominated federal region of Republika Srpska is under EU pressure to introduce sanctions against Russia.
“We are under pressure but we refuse to introduce sanctions. And [Russian Foreign] Minister Sergey Lavrov said that he was grateful for Republika Srpska’s tough stance, as well as that of Serbia, which is under pressure, and the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, who has made it clear that he will not impose sanctions,” Dodik said.
The pressure to impose sanctions on Russia are stepped up every time the European Union renews its own set of anti-Russian sanctions, he added.
The comment came after a visit by Dodik to Moscow earlier this month, during which he held a meeting with Lavrov.