BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik said that he intends to fight for his goals politically, however, if there is a NATO reaction, he will invite friends who “will not leave them stranded”.
The leader of the SNSD party believes that something like that would be considered aggression, and the Republika Srpska would then have the right to call on its friends to protect them.
“We do not want any escalation of the problem. This is a political issue and a political struggle. Political, not war decisions are being made here,” Dodik said.
He added that RS will defend itself by passing regulations, such as the one on withdrawing consent for the BiH Armed Forces.
“But, if necessary, we will defend ourselves with our forces. If they come to say that NATO will intervene, we will ask for the help of our friends who told us clearly and loudly that they never leave their friends stranded,” he said.
Dodik did not want to reveal who those “friends” were.