UK sanctions 2 Bosnian Serb leaders accused of undermining peace

Baku, April 12, AZERTAC

The British government on Monday announced sanctions against two Bosnian Serb leaders for undermining peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider Balkans region, according to Anadolu Agency.

Milorad Dodik, the Bosnian Serb member of the country's tripartite Presidency Council, and Zeljka Cvijanovic, the president of the Serb entity Republika Srpska, have both been sanctioned with travel bans and asset freezes for their destabilizing activities in recent months.

"These two politicians are deliberately undermining the hard-won peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Encouraged by (Russian President) Putin, their reckless behavior threatens stability and security across the Western Balkans," Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.

"With these tough sanctions, we are showing that the enemies of peace will be held to account," she added.


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