“The newly elected Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite Presidency called on all Serbs working in Bosnia’s state institutions to resign on Wednesday, announcing an overhaul in the country’s intelligence service and declared that Serbia was his real homeland while Bosnia is just where he works.

The pro-Russian leader, Milorad Dodik, has for years been advocating the secession of the semi-autonomous Serb-dominated half of Bosnia, Republika Srpska (RS), and its annexation to neighbouring Serbia.” (N1)


“‘The SIPA (State Investigation and Protection Agency) will not be allowed to enter the RS territory, as the Constitution says that armed forces of one entity or from the state level cannot enter the territory of the other entity without permission by that entity Government,’ he said.

SIPA is the state police, the equivalent to the FBI in the United States. The two Bosnian entities, Republika Srpska and the Federation dominated by Bosniaks and Croats have their own police forces, but SIPA has competencies throughout the country. (N1)


“‘I have nothing to change, I am a Serb, I prefer Serbia more than Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Bosnia and Herzegovina is my job and nothing more,’ Dodik said.” (translated from RTS)