Latest Milorad Dodik News

Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede'

May. 11, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Wednesday that Bosnian Serbs are trying to “secede” and undermine the country’s sovereignty, and he urged the international community to safeguard the rights of all its people and uphold the peace agreement that ended...

Bosnia's political crisis called worst since 1992-1995 war

May. 10, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia called the escalating political crisis in the country the most serious since the 1992-1995 war that saw 100,000 people die and warned in a report circulated Tuesday that its potential “to become a security crisis is very real.” ...

Serbia displays Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

Apr. 30, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten fragile peace in the region. The...

Thousands of Serbs protest international moves in Bosnia

Apr. 20, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnian Serbs rallied Wednesday to protest recent decisions of the top international official in the ethnically divided Balkan country. The Serbs are angry that Christian Schmidt, the U.N.'s high representative for Bosnia and...

Russian embassy in Bosnia warns of destabilization

Apr. 13, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Russian embassy in Bosnia on Wednesday criticized the suspension of a Bosnian Serb property law and warned of potential destabilization in the tense Balkan country unless the decision by the top international official is revoked. The embassy...

Bosnia's international official suspends Serb property law

Apr. 12, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia on Tuesday suspended a Bosnian Serb property law that is seen as part of a separatist drive by Bosnian Serbs. Christian Schmidt, who heads the U.N. Office of High Representative in Bosnia, says that the...

UK sanctions 2 Bosnian-Serb leader for undermining peace

Apr. 11, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain sanctioned two leading Bosnian-Serb politicians Monday, accusing them of encouraging ethnic hatred and jeopardizing the peace accord that ended the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina more than 25 years ago. Milorad Dodik and Zeljka Cvijanovic will be hit with...

Live updates: Zelenskyy warns against 'pseudo-republics.'

Mar. 12, 2022 23:53 PM EST

The latest developments on the Russia-Ukraine war: LVIV, Ukraine – Russia is trying to create new “pseudo-republics” in Ukraine to break his country apart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address to the nation Saturday. Zelenskyy called on...

After Ukraine, Europe wonders who's next Russian target

Mar. 10, 2022 02:57 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — For some European countries watching Russia's brutal war in Ukraine, there are fears that they could be next. Western officials say the most vulnerable could be those who aren't members of NATO or the European Union, and thus alone and unprotected —...

Russia-Ukraine: What to know as Russia attacks Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022 22:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine that opened with air and missile strikes on Ukrainian military facilities before troops and tanks rolled across the borders from the north, east and south. The Ukrainian military fought back on multiple fronts....