Dear world, don't say you weren't warned about a potential conflict in BiH.

Here's the leader of Bosnian Serbs, Milorad Dodik threatening with the Republika Srpska withdrawing from the BiH Armed Forces on @bbcworldservice #Weekend.

This means new war.
BiH's High Rep, Christian Schmidt is clear: Dodik's actions lead to the undoing of the #Dayton Peace Agreement.

Dodik dismissed his claims using the same words as the Russian Amb to UN: Schmidt is a private person, and his UN report was written by the "Muslim intel agency".

In her strong response, @arminkahelic rebuffed Dodik's claims by stressing Schmidt was appointed by PIC, legitimately representing the int'l community.

"There is no Muslim intelligence service. In fact, the BiH Intelligence Service is headed by a Bosnian Serb", Helić added.

Baroness @arminkahelic spoke w/ clear words about #genocide perpetrators:

"Genocide was not commited by one individual. It was committed by the Army of RS, and this does not mean that all Serbs are guilty of genocide. Serbs themselves are victims of the policies of Dodik."


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6 Nov
People in Sarajevo, Srebrenica, Jajce and other places are scared. For the second time in less than 30 years, our country is threatened to fall apart.

That's why I told @MersihaGadzo I'm worried. Peace in BiH is at stake - and we all know what that means.…
Ahmed Hrustanović (@E71HRG), an imam from #Srebrenica told @AJEnglish it would be a defeat of humanity if the Republika Srpska forms an army that committed a genocide.

His father, both grandfathers, four uncles and other relatives were killed during the #Srebrenica genocide.
Munira Subašić, president of the Mothers of Srebrenica association said the current situation reminds her of the 1990s before the war broke out:

"Dodik is doing his job, he’s not going back, but the international community which betrayed us in 1995 is trying to betray us again."
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On this day 29 years ago, my family fled #Jajce together with thousands of other families after the Army of Republika Srpska seized the city. I was one year old.

Today, my mum asked me if we will have to flee again, stressing she saw identical red flags three decades ago.

Three decades ago, the people of Jajce didn't believe the war would happen even though the Yugoslav National Army soldiers dug trenches around the city.

Today, Milorad Dodik & Co. are digging political trenches. I wouldn't like my generation commits the mistake our parents did.
The politicial situation in BiH is tense, and this is the first time EVER that I feel nervous about its (and my own) future.

I'm not surprised by the actions of nationalists aiming to stay in power even at the cost of war. I'm disappointed in the impotent int'l community.

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I asked @MiroslavLajcak why should the #WesternBalkan leaders trust the EU promises, taking into account the EU failed to deliver visa liberalisation to #Kosovo and accession talks with #NorthMacedonia.

His reply was abhorrent: "If you don't trust the EU, go somewhere else." 1/
Lajčak continued by saying: "It's trendy to criticise the EU about the visa liberlisation, but #Kosovo leaders should go to those countries blocking the freedom to travel and ask how to comply."

However, all the required benchmarks for visa lib have been delivered by Kosovo! 2/
.@Bujar_O, Foreign Affairs Minister of #NorthMacedonia spoke eloquently about the erosion of EU credibility in the #WesternBalkans:

"We keep hearing 'If you deliver, we will deliver', and we changed both our country's name and the constitution, but the EU hasn't delivered." 3/
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It is extremely disturbing to read about the the current state secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of #Croatia, Zdravka Bušić taking part in #terrorist training and posing with fascist insignia in USA during the 1970s.…
The photos of Zdravka Bušić and her friend Mercedes Škegro posing with guns and #Croat fascist insignia were taken by journalist Nikola Majstrović.

In 1977, he was tasked to make a documentary featuring Croat emigrants in USA, titled "The #Croats: Terrorists or Freedom Fighters"
During the 1970s, Zdravka Bušić was a member of the Croatian National Resistance (HNO), a fascist #Ustaša organization founded by Maks Luburić, a Croat fascist who headed the system of concentration camps in the Independent State of #Croatia (NDH) during much of the WWII.
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