Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said that Bosnia and Herzegovina would never allow Kosovo to recognize its independence.
Milorad Dodik , President of Republika Srpska , one of the two entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina , said in a statement to the local media that they follow Serbia’s views on Kosovo and said, “Many members of the United Nations have not yet recognized the independence of Kosovo.” said. Dodik said that Kosovo declared its independence in 2008 in violation of international rules. “As long as it exists, this attitude of Bosnia and Herzegovina will never change. I will not allow that.”
The complex political structure brought about by the Dayton Peace Agreement, which ended the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, also poses an obstacle to the recognition of Kosovo’s independence. In order for any decision to be taken in the Presidency Council, which is the highest authority of the state, the three council members representing Bosniaks, Croats and Serbs must agree.