From: Die Morina van Uijtregt
Serbia’s Interior Minister Claims Same Rights for Bosnia’s Serbs as Albanians in Kosovo

Serbia’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Aleksandar Vullin, said that “everything that is allowed to Kosovo Albanians should be allowed to Bosnian Serbs as well”.

“It is difficult to explain why Yugoslavia disintegrated, but not Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even more so is the fact that Albanians are trying to gain a state in Kosovo, and Serbs cannot in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Everything that is allowed to Albanians, should be allowed to Serbs as well,” the Belgrade- based news agency Beta quotes Vulin.

Vulin made these remarks in response to a statement by Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bisera Turkovic, who stated that “the dissolution of Bosnia’s entities must be done by the people’s will and of course, with external support,” Radio Free Europe reports.

The Serb Republic alongside the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are the two entities that constitute Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The country was divided in this way by the Dayton Peace Agreement which ended the war in Bosnia in December, 1995.

Almost 26 years after the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country remains ethnically divided between Muslim Bosnians, Serbs and Croats.

During the three and a half- year war, around 100 thousand people were killed.

Albanians form the majority in Kosovo, with over 90 percent while Serbs in Bosnia constitute about 30 percent of the population.