"Separatist Serbs take second step toward secession"

"Separatists" from the ranks of the Bosnian Serbs have taken "a second step toward secession."

Source: Euobserver.com

This is what the website euobserver.com said in its report about Monday's celebration of the RS Day national holiday, celebrated in the Serb Republic (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The article said that "a military parade attended also by far-right MEPs" was held in Banja Luka on the day.

"It marked the second violation since September, when Mirolav (sic) Dodik, the RS president, held a referendum that had also been forbidden by Bosnia’s federal institutions. He told Monday’s crowd that 'the Serb Republic will not stay inside Bosnia'" unless it gets enough autonomy to 'live its life as a state'," the website reported.

The article stressed that Milorad Dodik "earlier pledged to hold a referendum on secession by the end of 2018."

And while U.S. and EU official criticized the celebration of the holiday, the parade was attended by Edouard Ferrand and Dominique Bilde, "two MEPs from the far-right National Front party in France, also showed up and publicized the event on Twitter," reported the website.


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