Presidency member of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Milorad Dodik said that Croatia’s reaction to the announcement of the arrival of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Jasenovac was incomprehensible and unacceptable.
Yesterday, Vucic wanted to lay a wreath at the monument to the Serbs killed in the Independent State of Croatia (NDH).
However, Zagreb forbade it, and in their explanation they stated that they had received information about the intention of Vucic‘s arrival from unofficial sources. They also stated that the visit of a high representative of a foreign country to the Jasenovac Memorial area cannot be of a private nature.
Dodik also commented on that yesterday.
“Aleksandar Vucic is the first president of Serbia who expressed his desire to lay a wreath in Jasenovac during his mandate, and he was stopped in that regard,” he told and pointed out that regional cooperation and good neighborly relations are not built with prohibitions but with an outstretched hand, and therefore the decision of the Croatian authorities is surprising and incomprehensible.
“Serbs and Croats have had a difficult past, and both deserve a better future. The way the Croatian authorities have acted is not a guarantee of such a future,” said Dodik.