FEBRUARY 28 2009 16:05h
President Mesic considers that Dodik wants to forcefully separate Republika Srpska from Bosnia Herzegovina, but says no war is possible.
The Croatian president Stjepan Mesic gave another interview for Bosnia Herzegovina’s federal television. He again criticised Republika Srpska and its leader Milorad Dodik.
“Milosevic was convinced that he could create Greater Serbia on the ruins of Yugoslavia, which is why he entered the war adventure that left thousands and thousands dead, a destroyed economy, infrastructure, homes, cities and villages. That politics did not succeed. Dodik, basically, want to achieve Milosevic’s aims, but not with artillery, but thinks that some sort of politics will lead to people saying: okay, let them break away, let them link with Serbia. That cannot pass” said Mesic.
“There will never be another war. There is no longer any JNA (Yugoslav People’s Army), Serbia will not go to war for Republika Srpska. There is nothing that can provoke war with us. According to that, sooner or later the problem needs to be solved politically” considers Mesic.
When asked if the solution for Croatian in Bosnia Herzegovina is to create a third entity, president Mesic answered that “if the current division of Bosnia Herzegovina into two entities does not function, it will not function with divisions into three entities”.
Because the president is leaving his position soon, there have already been speculations about his successor. Mesic said that he wants the person to succeed his position to be “a person that must know a lot about the economy, know processes in the world, be an anti-fascist and democrat”.