Latest Milorad Dodik News

Envoy: US will sanction those who undermine peace in Bosnia

Jan. 21, 2022 15:54 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States remains committed to Bosnia and will continue to impose sanctions on individuals who engage in corruption and “sow divisions” in the Balkan nation, which has never fully recovered from its brutal 1992-95 war, a top U.S. official said...

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Jan. 09, 2022 08:20 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid Bosnia’s greatest political crisis since the end of its 1992-95 interethnic war, the country’s Serbs celebrated an outlawed holiday Sunday with a provocative parade showcasing armored vehicles, police helicopters and law enforcement officers with...

Bosnia's Dodik: From moderate to genocide-denying autocrat

Jan. 08, 2022 02:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — He was once described in Washington as an anti-nationalist “breath of fresh air” in the murderous, genocide-scarred Balkan morass of ethnically divided Bosnia. How times change. This week Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad...

US imposes sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader Dodik

Jan. 05, 2022 18:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced sanctions Wednesday against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, accusing him of “corrupt activities” that threaten to destabilize the region and undermine a U.S.-brokered peace accord from more than 25 years ago. The Treasury...

Germany pulls honor for Israeli historian over Bosnia report

Dec. 31, 2021 15:04 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has dropped plans to give the country's highest honor to an Israeli historian amid criticism of his work on the genocide in Bosnia. German news agency dpa reported Friday that the Foreign Ministry has withdrawn its nomination for Gideon Greif to...

Hungary's PM denounced in Bosnia for anti-Muslim rhetoric

Dec. 22, 2021 21:45 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian officials and religious leaders on Wednesday denounced suggestions voiced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his spokesman that the integration of Bosnia into the European Union will be challenging because of its large Muslim population. ...

Germany wants EU sanctions slapped on Bosnian Serb leader

Dec. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union should slap sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik for his efforts to get Serb-dominated areas in Bosnia to secede from the Balkan country, Germany's new foreign minister said Monday. Annalena Baerbock, who took office last week, told...

Serbs vote to weaken Bosnia, step up their secession drive

Dec. 10, 2021 15:11 PM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Bosnian Serb parliament voted Friday to launch a series of steps that could weaken war-ravaged Bosnia’s central authority. The ballot came as the Bosnian Serb leader stepped up his campaign to secede from the Balkan country, despite a threat of new U.S....

Envoy: US ready to confront attempts to tear Bosnia apart

Nov. 16, 2021 15:28 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States is paying very close attention to Bosnia's political crisis and has tools it can use against the divisive nationalist leaders in the war-scared, multiethnic Balkan country who would try to “tear it apart,” a senior U.S. official said...

US envoy: Bosnia's presidency pledges no more wars

Nov. 08, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Members of Bosnia’s collective presidency have offered assurances that there will be no repeat of ethnic clashes in the war-scarred nation, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Monday, despite deep tensions triggered by Bosnian Serb separatist moves. ...