Bosnia sends protest notes to Russian, Chinese, Serbian embassies

Bosnia and Herzegovina sent protest notes Monday to the Russian, Chinese and Serbian embassies for sending embassy representatives to mark the anniversary of the founding of the autonomous Republika Srpska in defiance of a top court ruling.

Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovic emphasized that the official participation in these celebrations amounted to a gross interference in the internal affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


A parade in Banja Luka – the administrative capital of the entity – kicked off the celebrations Sunday.

Among those attending were Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic together with Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic and ministers from her Cabinet as well as the Chinese and Russian ambassadors to Sarajevo….


Serbs in Republika Srpska overwhelmingly passed a controversial referendum on a “national holiday” in defiance of Bosnia’s highest court in September 2016.

Over 99% of the voters in the Serb-majority territory chose to make Jan. 9 “Statehood Day….”