Why Bosnian Serbs are declaring independence—NATO’s strong pushback

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“We are considering in the most serious terms to take a decision to declare independence and secede from our Republic unless the property issue is resolved,” said the head of the Serbian region

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik is seriously considering declaring independence for the Serb region if a serious land ownership issue is not resolved.”We are considering in the most serious terms to take a decision to declare independence and secede from our Republic unless the property issue is resolved,” Dodik was quoted as saying by Reuters.Under the constitution, the national parliament is required to pass a property law that would apply to all of Bosnia, but Dodik, who is the president 

of Republika Srpska, says he is depriving the Bosnian Serb region of the right to land. its rivers and forests.
Serbia – which was an ally of the Bosnian Serbs during the war – considers the peace deal that ended the war in Bosnia to be critical to the functioning of the country, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at a joint 

news conference with Dodik.In the same interview, Dodik categorically ruled out the possibility of Bosnia-Herzegovina joining NATO.”We said that we follow Serbia’s position on this issue: our policy is neutrality and non-joining any military bloc.NATO is not even considered,” Dodik noted.

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