Serbian Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency member, Milorad Dodik, has said ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow that it would be an opportunity to discuss specific energy-related projects and how the West representatives behave.

 In an interview with the Russian News Agency TASS, Dodik stated that he would discuss a number of current political issues with Putin, including Ukraine.

“As of specific projects, we would like to receive additional confirmation that the focus and priority will be on all economic activities related to the oil and low quality heavy fuel oil refinery, the construction of gas pipelines, gas power plants. Of course, we will wait for the moment, and as soon as it appears, we will start working on those projects,” added Dodik.

Dodik mentioned that Republika Srpska was not a big consumer of gas like Serbia, but that the gas perspective was very important for it.

The Serb member of the Presidency said that the internationals, with their insolent behavior and violence, led to the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where today no one believes in the EU anymore.

When asked what the situation was nowadays regarding the issue of a possible referendum on Republika Srpska’s exit from BiH, Dodik said that Srpska abode by that position as it was even more dissatisfied with BiH, but that the idea was waiting for the appropriate moment.

Commenting on the statements from Banjaluka and Belgrade in recent months about the future unification of all Serbs into one state, Dodik said that nothing could change the idea of unity, but that the West, which was present in the area brazenly interfering in internal affairs, did not support unification.

Dodik said that the West was giving huge money to fight, as they said, with the malignant Russian influence in the Balkans, pointing to the British and US sanctions being introduced against him.

It is obvious, he says, that Europe is now trembling and suffering under sanctions, not Russia, pointing out that the current political elite in Europe is not used to problems and does not know how to react to them, it has never lived in an unstable society with common people.

“Basically, it created problems for itself. If we speak in football language, it’s a classic own goal in the 90th minute of the match,” said Dodik.

Dodik said that Russia was forced to carry out a special operation in Ukraine because for years the West failed to react to the destruction of the Russian population in Donbass and Luhansk.