In the span of just a few days in June 2022, it became readily apparent where Srpska was welcome, and where it was not.

At the Economic Forum in St Petersburg, the political leader of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik received a very warm welcome at the highest level, by the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of a world superpower, and the door was opened for Srpska to improve every form of cooperation with it, on equal and friendly terms.

Only a few days later in Brussels, Bosnia and Herzegovina, a living corpse that Srpska is tied to, was condemned in cold blood to keep languishing in the waiting room for accession to the European Union for an unlimited time, pushed to the back of the line behind the poorest and most corrupt countries in Europe — Ukraine and Moldova, which were granted candidacy status despite the fact that the borders of both countries are, to put it mildly, under dispute.

According to the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, that is enough said about the fact that the European Union does not want “a new Cyprus” in their ranks, which has for years been an excuse for the attempts to force Serbia to recognize the so-called Kosovo and “solve” its territorial issue by doing so.

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik, has expressed an unambiguous position that the Republic of Srpska would not be backing any adoption of sanctions against Russia, nor participate in anything that could harm the friendly Russian Federation.

The latest confirmation of this strongly held position of Srpska’s came last week, on June 29, when the Minister of Communications and Transport in the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vojin Mitrović, did not sign the proposed conclusions at the meeting between Ministers of Transport in Lyon to discuss better connectivity within Europe. The reason? Because the first paragraph of the conclusions mentions “the Russian aggression against Ukraine”.

We all know how Serbia has comported itself several times since the beginning of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, when it joined several West-inspired condemnations of the “Russian aggression”. Of course, numerous Western companies and factories do business in Serbia, especially German ones, and the President of Serbia publicly revealed the threats that some of them would immediately be moved out to a different country unless Serbia joined the condemnation of Russia. However, it bears saying again that Serbia has not imposed sanctions on Russia, which is a huge thing, especially in this environment.

Still, in a sea of far wealthier, more populated, and better armed European countries, the bravery and consistency of Srpska will remain notable.

That is why Dodik was the only leader from Europe at the Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, where public economic contract in the amount of around $100 million were signed. But the foundations of that economic connection will be based in healthy money, instead of the devalued, virtually manufactured Western currencies — because the East and a growing portion of the non-Western world will increasingly trade in real objects, based in natural resources, industrial manufacture and technological innovation, without political strings.

The leader of the Serbs was received in St. Petersburg by the President of the strongest nuclear force in the word, one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov. And then, in stark contrast, it was followed by the above mentioned total humiliation in Brussels only a few days later.

Which scene is more attractive, which one is more promising? This is a rhetorical question.

Along with all of that, it is clear that neither Ukraine nor Moldova will ever join the European Union — but Brussels was unwilling to make even a symbolic gesture towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Why is that? For the same reason why the United Kingdom is now sending military experts to Bosnia and Herzegovina — to put additional geopolitical pressure on Russia, and, naturally, to combat the so-called malignant Russian influence. And we all know who they are referring to. To the Republic of Srpska, whose objection makes it impossible for Bosnia and Herzegovina to formally and legally impose sanctions on Russia. Or join the NATO.

The thing is that, since the end of the Cold War to this day, the West has effectively made no offers to Serbia — except to listen. They could have, for example, offered us this — they would un-recognize “Kosovo”, and in exchange all Serbs would join the NATO. Of course, I personally would not have accepted such an offer, but that would at least be an offer that could be discussed. Or, if you are asking Serbia to renounce Kosovo, do you offer a guarantee — if any Serbian politician would even dare to do such a thing — that Serbia will join the European Union by a certain date?

But no — no such offer. Just let us have Kosovo, but we will keep you in the waiting room — is the “generous” offer of the West.

In addition, we are supposed to give up or to undermine and destroy the Republic of Srpska as well. And — to get what? To get, according to some ridiculous domestic NATO emissaries — the same thing as the rest of the crisis-engulfed Europe in the upcoming economic crisis. But still no membership, even in a European Union in that state.

If the United States had done business like that throughout their history — they never would have become the United States. In a trade deal, each side must walk away with something. But today’s Western elites only want to dictate, threaten and blackmail, with the full right to demand of others — including their own population — to give up their own best interests. Presumably so that the wealthiest 0,1% could get a little richer and impose even stricter controls over the remaining 99,9%.

Unfortunately, it appears that the Serbs are the only ones left in Europe who refuse to fall in line. The rest of Europe, with the partial exception of Hungary, falls in line, basically without objection, and obeys the dictates of the Western globalist deep state. As a “reward”, they get the promise that they will take fewer showers this winter, that they will have to wear sweaters inside their homes because the temperature on the thermostats will have to be lowered, that they will have to cut down forests, and despite being allegedly the most ecologically conscientious in the world, to burn coal again. And, in perspective, also to eat insects, because cows add to the “global warming”.

Poland will pretend that it is not buying Russian gas, while doing so through Germany, at a far steeper price. And, naturally, everybody will happily buy the incomparably more expensive American liquid gas instead of buying it from the “aggressor” Russia, which has for decades guaranteed energy security in Europe.

It is amazing that we belong to a nation that does not accept any such nonsense.

Dodik says what he says in the name of the overwhelming majority of Serbs when he says that he will not be imposing sanctions on Russia nor participating in any condemnation of Russia. He went to St. Petersburg along with the 85% of the world which have not imposed sanctions on Russia, which would like to cooperate on an equal basis. The economic perspective is in the East, not in the enslaved west nor among its satellites.

It could be said that we are witnessing history, not only at a global level, but within the Serbian history, another bright page that must not be in any way sullied. The fact that we are holding on the way that we are holding on, in spite of all the pressure, even in spite of certain failings of politicians, says a lot about the Serbian people. Because, the people do not want to fail, the people do not support that, and any remotely capable politician is very well aware of that.

During this crisis, as the pressure on Serbia grew to impose sanctions on Russia, so grew the public support for Russia, the same way as the tide is turning against the European Union. That is a huge endowment for the future. Thanks to our composure, our soft power — on which, as usual, we did no organized work on — has significantly grown in the East.

It is known in both Russia and China that there is a small nation providing resistance in the environment of those who have knelt before the empire.

Even this gathering in an European capital is difficult to imagine, and even less so to be reported on by the leading media. We are now maintaining a level of civilization that has been completely lost in the rest of Europe.

The choice that the Serbian Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina has made by going to St. Petersburg is not only brave, but also practical. With that choice, we remain in play, we keep our options open towards the most promising and strongest economies of today. And they are no longer in the G7

Especially in the conditions of a historic geopolitical and economic crisis which looms over the world, including the European Union, nobody has the right to demand of any state or nation to renounce their own best interests, and, even more so, their own survival instinct. Srpska and the Serbian people as a whole should not apologize to anyone when they turn to those who accept them unconditionally, respect their national integrity and offer them not only economic progress, but certain survival.

The Eastern integration is now the one that offers the promise of survival, progress and friendship, while the West grows increasingly incapable of helping itself, let alone anybody else — even though it is trying to be as unhelpful as possible.

If the right to choose is a fundamental civilizational value, then Srpska and Serbia and the Serbian people have the right to their own choice, to their own survival and to progress. If we fight for that, we will have something to leave to those who come after us.

Aleksandar Pavić

(Source: IN4S)