In Republika Srpska, BiH responded to statements about «Russian intervention»

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in Photobacterium of the Republika Srpska of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik. Archival photoIn Republika Srpska, BiH responded to statements about «Russian intervention»© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

Opinion about «Russian intervention» in the Balkans artificially inflated, like the idea that Russia prevails in the region, said the President of the Republic of Srpska (RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina) Milorad Dodik.

«(Saying) if we are exposed to the intervention, the Russian. But this is an artificial question, this intervention just yet. But the fact remains that Russia is our position understood, and we are grateful for that», — he said, speaking on Monday in Vienna at the site of the «society of friendship Austria-Russia».

«In any case we will not allow that because of the stereotypes to get rid of such a good friend like Russia,» — said Dodik.

He noted that he considers «funny» thinking that after the accession to the European Union his country will have to introduce those sanctions who supported the whole EU and from which I refused in the Republika Srpska.

The President said that given the changes faced by the EU, sometimes it seems that «the EU will collapse sooner than we will become a member state.» But it added that he respects «the idea of a United Europe because we are European people.»

«The idea that Russia ruled the Balkans — a very far-fetched and has no basis,» concluded Dodik.