Contents tagged with Bosnia

  • Russia will repay $125 million of the former USSR’s debt to Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Russian Federation will repay the part of the former USSR’s debt to Yugoslavia in the amount of USD 125 million to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as stipulated in a decree signed by the Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, as reported by TASS.The decree reads: “To approve the draft agreement between the Russian Government and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the resolution of liabilities of the former USSR under settlements related to trade turnover between the former …

  • Russia warns Montenegro and Bosnia not to join NATO

    The expected accession of Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO will damage the relations of these countries with Russia. Interfax reported that this was said by the Director of the Department of European Cooperation of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Andrey Kelin.

    “NATO is currently adhering to an extremely unfriendly policy towards Russia. In addition, foreign troops are being placed on the territory of the Baltic states. An accession to NATO in this situation will not aid in stability, …

  • Bosnia reminded Russia about its Soviet-era, multi-million dollar debt

    The authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina reminded Russia about its obligation to pay off the debt that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) owed to the former Yugoslavia. The debt is estimated to run more than hundreds of millions of dollars, Reuters reported. Sarajevo expects that the Muslim-Croatian Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina will receive 58% of the payment: 29% for the Republika Srpska, 10% for the Central Government and 3% for the Brčko District.

    In 2013, the Russian …

  • Moscow calls Karadžić's conviction 'politicized'

    Moscow believes that the genocide conviction of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić is politicized, Interfax reported.

    The Hague found Karadžić guilty of 10 of 11 charges on Thursday, including one count of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in which 7,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed by Bosnian Serbs.

    Karadžić, however, was found not guilty of the first case of genocide, relating to killing and ethnic cleansing in several Bosnian municipalities.

    The former …