Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bosnian Serb premier says Kosovo also needs independence referendum

Text of report by Bosnia-Hercegovina Federation News Agency FENA

Banja Luka, 25 May: [Bosnian] Serb Republic Prime Minister Milorad Dodik believes that it would probably be good if Kosovo also held a referendum, which would provide a basis for reaching a decision on the status of the province.

Commenting Kosovo Premier Agim Ceku's statement that following the referendum in Montenegro it has become totally obvious that Kosovo too would become independent by the end of the year, Dodik told reporters in Banja Luka that according to the UN Charter the right to self-determination was the universal right of every nation, and that people should be given the right to declare themselves on the matter.

"I like this form of democratic expression of the will of the people to decide on such matters, and it would perhaps only be a formal question to hold a referendum on Kosovo on the status it wants, so this could provide a basis for reaching a decision," Dodik believes.

Source: Federation News Agency, Sarajevo, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1512 gmt 25 May 06

5 comments:

arianit said...

I totally agree with Dodik that UN charters should be respected.

Dardania 2006 said...

Especialy ones called Dayton Accord

Sacred Dardanicum said...

Dardania 2006

We don't need Dayton Accord but only referendum because we will win 95% of total votes pro independence.

The Dayton Accord it has merits because it "stopped" the aggressive actions made by Serbia but also it damaged Bosnia and Herzegovina by splitting it.

So only Referendum is enough for us.

Cvijus011 said...

According the right for self-determination, Republika Srpska has also the right to hold a referendum on their future status.

Otherwise, the world is full with double standards.

Sacred Dardanicum said...

cvijus011

tell me standars or international laws allows serbians from Bosnia and Herzegovina to have a referendum as long as they never had even the status of pokrajina in Bosnia but they where spread all over in Bosnia. We had the all elements of a republic we had even our own juridical system, we had even our own police.