Nikolic "aware of plans to topple Dodik"

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic says he learned of a plan to topple the current RS government by toppling the entity's President Milorad Dodik.

Source: Tanjug

The Serb Republic (Republika Srpska, RS) is the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina - the other being the Muslim-Croat Federation (FBiH).

"Unfortunately, to a great extent, what is going on now was also used in the confrontation with Serbia in the case of Slobodan Milosevic: the problem is personalized and some say that all will be good if Dodik leaves, but nothing will be good," Nikolic said in an interview for the Banja Luka-based RTRS.

Nikolic said that Serbia is focused on the RS without any desire to quarrel with "those who are not that entity."

The Serbian president said that he learned from foreign diplomats of attempts to destroy the RS and warned that the entity is under major threat.

"The interest, the fate and the survival of the Serb Republic must be more important than anything else, no matter who is in power," Nikolic said.

He added that "diplomats openly told him something is happening" and that there was a tendency to put the RS before a fait accompli - "to accept absolutely everything that is being suggested, or its powers will continue to be reduced, with the participation of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina."

The Serbian president warned that "nothing will be as it should be" unless the opposition political bloc (in the entity) realizes that the threat to the RS is great.

"Directives to bring down Srpska (RS) come from the international community and are being carried out from the Federation," said Nikolic.

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