“Russia will continue contributing to the internal dialogue in BiH in accordance with the Dayton Peace Agreement and guaranteed equality of the two entities and three constituent peoples, as noted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to BiH, Petar Ivancov.

‘We honestly appreciate the independent foreign policy of BiH, and Russia has a great interest in a safe, stable and independent development of BiH,’ said Ambassador Ivancov at a reception organized in Sarajevo on the occasion of the Day of Russia.

He also noted that Russia is a constructive and responsible partner of BiH and that mutual cooperation is conducted in numerous fields, including energy and banking with the example of Russian company ‘Zarubeznjeft’ and Sberbank.

‘We have a great potential for development in numerous fields of cooperation between our two countries. We are determining new goals and intensively talking about new possibilities for cooperation,’ stated Ivancov.” (Sarajevo Times)

“Croat political parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina accused on Sunday Bosnia’s top international official of ignoring a Constitutional Court decision concerning ethnic representation in the Upper House of the Bosniak-Croat Federation (FBiH) Parliament.

The General Council of the Croatian National Assembly (HNS), a political organisation of the Croat political parties in Bosnia, issued a statement saying that High Representative Valentin Inzko was advocating violations of the country’s Constitution and that he was disrespecting decisions of the Constitutional Court.

Inzko, the statement said, told media that each of the 10 cantons in the FBiH should have its representatives from all constituent peoples in the House of Peoples and proportional to the prewar 1991 census.

‘Incredible but true, Valentin Inzko has given statements for a Bosnian media, saying the country should continue to violate the Bosnian Constitution,’ the statement said.” (N1)

“Drivers across Bosnia blocked roads on Sunday in protest against rising fuel prices, warning of knock-on increases in prices for food and other goods, state television reported.

The one-hour blockade in the cities of Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica, as well as a main regional road, had been organized on social networks, echoing similar action in neighboring Serbia in the past few days.

Kilometers-long columns of cars were formed on roads in central Bosnia, blocking drivers who were returning from weekend holidays.” (US World Report and News)