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Hungarian, Croatian, and Serbian Support for the President of the Bosnian Serb Republic


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The Bosnian-Herzegovinian court has announced that they have not yet reached a decision on whether to accept or reject the indictment against Milorad Dodik. The statutory deadline for this decision is fifteen days from the receipt of the indictment. The accused Bosnian Serb leader stated the day after the indictment that he will comply with any summons, as he believes the court understands matters better than the prosecution, which he claims is acting under pressure. Dodik expressed that the indictment against him was crafted over several days with the involvement of US Ambassador Michael J. Murphy.

Is Christian Schmidt Saving His Rear End?

The Belgrade government-affiliated daily newspaper, Politika, suggests that the Bosnian-Herzegovinian prosecution brought charges against Milorad Dodik following a modification of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s criminal code by Christian Schmidt, the international community’s representative.

Unnamed analysts mentioned by the paper recall that the crisis emerged due to disputes over the distribution of state property. They also question whether “the Bosnian Serb Republic can delegitimize the German diplomat and take another step toward liberation from protectionism.”

Croatian President Zoran Milanović believes that a retired German politician (Christian Schmidt), who left an entirely irrelevant mark and was appointed as some kind of colonial administrator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is amending laws at his own will.

Milanović criticized Schmidt for not modifying the election law earlier to prevent the Bosniaks from electing the Croatian member of the presidency, but making changes a month ago to hold Dodik accountable.

Milanović sees Bosnia and Herzegovina as a clumsily and poorly managed colony, with a handful of third-rate politicians having their way.

He maintains relatively good relations with Dodik, and in that spirit, the Bosnian Serb president informed him about the indictment by phone on the same day.

According to Milanović, this is perfectly fine, after all, Serbs and Croats have been neighbors for centuries and will remain so.


Already at the beginning of August, the people of Split expressed their opinion about the rapprochement between the Croatian head of state and the Bosnian Serb president: Milanović, you Serb, F… Dodik! This inscription appeared in three places in the Croatian coastal city

Szijjártó and Dačić

Szijjártó and Dačić’s Stance Regarding the indictment against Dodik, the Belgrade-based Politika also quotes Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó, who reacted to the indictment through his Facebook profile, placing it in “global contexts.”


Szijjártó states that there is a global witch hunt against politicians who openly oppose the international liberal mainstream and bravely represent national interests.

He includes Milorad Dodik, the Bosnian Serb President, among these politicians.

According to Szijjártó, Dodik, the democratically elected leader of the Serbian community, is one of those politicians.

He criticizes the international liberal mainstream for not hesitating to employ aggressive interventions, police and judicial tools, when they feel their power is at risk, because they fear the will of the people like fire.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić responded briefly to the indictment against Dodik.

He expressed his conviction that the Bosnian Serb Republic will defend the authorities granted to it by the Dayton Agreement and that no indictment can alter that.

Dačić stated that the leadership of the Bosnian Serb Republic, led by President Milorad Dodik, enjoys full support from Serbia and the Serbian people as a whole.

Where is Vučić?

However, it’s not that clear-cut; Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić is not currently at the forefront of Dodik’s supporters, as noted by the Serbian opposition press.

According to a political analyst interviewed by N1 television/news portal, while Vučić theoretically supports Dodik and the Bosnian Serb Republic (RS) to retain his own voters, he doesn’t practically position himself as a friend of either Dodik or the RS.

Dragomir Anđelković suggests that Vučić maintains continuous communication with the Bosnian High Representative and supports Christian Schmidt despite his lack of proper legitimacy.

It’s not entirely accurate, as the Serbian President has criticized the fact that Serbia wasn’t involved in the process of Schmidt’s appointment. However, unlike Dodik, he has engaged with the Bosnian High Representative and met him in Belgrade on multiple occasions.


The Bosnian high commissioner visited the Serbian president in Belgrade more than once (Source: Serbian presidential Instagram)

In the meantime, a verbal exchange occurred between Gorica Dodik, daughter of the Bosnian Serb President, and Nebojša Krstić, a Serbian commentator who supports the Serbian President, who wrote on the X-platform that Dodik managed to question the existence of the Bosnian Serb Republic with his pro-Russian servility, and at the same time became a millstone for the on the neck of Serbia, which is struggling to improve relations with the USA.

According to Krstić, therefore, Dodik is actually a Russian project that prevents Serbia from strengthening and protecting its interests.

Gorica Dodik’s response implied that Krstić wouldn’t write such things if he didn’t have to earn his daily wage, even though they are the biggest burden for Serbia and all Serbs, which led Krstić to conclude that Dodik’s daughter labeled him as a mercenary of Vučić.

Gorica Dodik was likely not far from the truth, but we won’t delve further into the developments of this story. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Dodik’s daughter, who could be referred to as the “Amazon” of the Twitter (X-platform), has clashed with enthusiastic supporters of the Serbian President. Just three months ago, she had a confrontation with Dragan J. Vučićević, the Editor-in-Chief of Informer, who is known to be one of the Serbian President’s favorite journalists.

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Vučić is less willing to ask KFOR for the northern areas. Elections on December 17?


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The Serbian President gave a tense interview to the Serbian state television (RTS) about the events in Banjska and other current issues. For example, Aleksandar Vučić criticized the channel for broadcasting drone footage of the events on Sunday, which had been posted on the internet by the Kosovar Minister of Interior. The provocative presidential behavior was not directed at a specific host but rather at the institution itself. The Serbian President had a similarly dismissive attitude toward another host in the past.

They had been preparing for the rebellion for a year

President Aleksandar Vučić, in an interview on RTS’s “Oko” program, stated that the Kosovo Serbs were mourning only their own dead, while Serbia commemorated all killed Serbs and the murdered Kosovar police officer on Wednesday. He explained that, according to the Serbian constitution, which regards Kosovo as part of Serbia, they are all Serbian citizens.

This was a strong start, as the photographs of the Kosovar Albanian police officers were not displayed at Serbian memorials, certainly not at the St. Sava Temple in Belgrade, and Serbian media did not communicate this to the audience.

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There were only three photos at the Church of St. Sava in Belgrade (Screenshot)

He also added that, for him, the killed Serbs would “never be terrorists” but rather family people.

The Serbian President denied the claim by Kosovo’s Minister of Interior that Aleksandar Vulin’s bodyguard, or someone who served as his bodyguard, died in the attack. In fact, the man allegedly served as a security officer for the current director of the Security Information Agency ten years ago.

Vučić also revealed that he has had information for a year that Kosovo (and Metohija) Serbs were preparing for resistance, as they had erected barricades more than a year ago.

– The situation is hot, call it whatever you want, the church, you or me. Kurti did it; he united the Serbs 

the Serbian President said. He also noted that the Kosovo Prime Minister had turned everyone against him, and as a result, they would all fight against him, even if they all perish, but they won’t “board the tractor,” meaning they won’t leave their homeland.

Vučić pointed out that Albin Kurti, the Kosovo Prime Minister, systematically targeted and destroyed the Serbian people because he hates them.

The Serbian president also spoke about the fact that Milan Radoičić, the vice-president of the Serbian List, who was accused of leading the group, never hid it and was not ashamed of his role, so he must be willing to be interrogated by the Serbian authorities, because he is in Central Serbia and thus available to the authorities. Vučić also revealed that Radoičić was not injured.

However, he said that one of the Serbian victims was shot in the head at point-blank range, which is known in Serbia as “overa” (control), and the Serbian president also used this term.

The relationship with KFOR is correct

The Serbian President also discussed the role of international organizations. He mentioned that EULEX was not allowed near the events because not only Kosovo people but also people from the Presevo Valley, known to the Serbian police, were present at the scene.

Regarding communication between the Serbian Army and the KFOR headquarters, Vučić said it was correct because Angelo Michele Ristuccia, the KFOR commander, is a serious person.

However, there appears to be a difference in opinion between the Serbian President and the Serbian Minister of Defense, Miloš Vučević. The latter stated that communication between Serbia and KFOR had been reduced to “elementary technical levels.”

Vučić responded to the demands of Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić and the mentioned Minister of Defense that KFOR take over security in the northern areas. He stated that he could not guarantee the feasibility of this and that Serbs would get along with KFOR because, at least, KFOR wouldn’t break into their homes.

For those with a slightly better memory, they will surely recall that the Serbian President wrote on Instagram just two days ago that he had asked the Quinta Ambassadorial Group to have KFOR take care of all security issues in Northern Kosovo instead of “Kurti’s police.”1

vucic kurti

Regarding this, the Serbian President presented another scenario and suggested attempting dialogue to compel Kurti to establish the Community of Serbian Municipalities (Zajednica Srpskih Opština, ZSO), which would place the police under Serbian control, and Serbian police officers would take charge of matters.

The Serbian President believes this is why Kurti does not want to fulfill this Serbian demand, even though the people are on the brink of rebellion.

Vučić may or may not fulfill it

The Serbian President appears to be planning to hold early elections not in March or February but as early as December 17 or possibly December 23, complying with opposition demands.

He plans to hold various local elections at that time, despite the opposition’s specific request to hold only the Belgrade elections alongside the early elections and not to include regional or local elections.

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Regarding some of the opposition’s election demands, the Serbian President stated that he fully accepted opposition proposals, but as the previous sentence suggests, this is not entirely true.

Vučić did not rule out that he would lead the Serbian Progressive Party’s list if asked, which, as previously noted here on BALK, is quite inappropriate given his position as the President of all Serbian citizens.

Aleksandar Vučić, the Serbian President, also reported that a new indictment has been filed against Vojislav Šešelj in The Hague. He emphasized that the indictment was filed against Šešelj and four others for contempt of court.

– Just to add to the pressure

Vučić said briefly.

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