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Russia remains only guarantor of international law in Balkans — Bosnian Serb leader

Russia remains the last international player in the Balkans who keeps adhering to and defending the international law in the region, Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik told TASS in an interview on Thursday.

“Russia is the only international player in our region who adheres to the international law and remains impartial,” the leader of Bosnian Serbs said. “It is commonly believed that Russia favors Serbia, but Russia also suggested projects to the Croatians and the Bosniaks, but they refused, as they did not dare to agree to such cooperation because of the Western stance,” Dodik added.

“Today, Russia is the only guardian of the international law on the Balkans, and this is reassuring for us, because it means that not everything is controlled by Western key players, who will twist all legal norms as they see fit,” the politician continued. “We saw how the decision on the bombing of Serbia and Republika Srpska [part of Bosnia and Herzegovina] was made in the absence of a UN Security Council resolution. This is very dangerous. That is why high hopes are pinned on Russia, as it defends the international law.”

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