Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik arrived in Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite sharp criticism from the EU.
This was reported by Sky News.
The content of the meeting is not yet known, but there is speculation that during Dodik's stay at the Kremlin, they discussed gas prices and gas pipelines.
In the evening, information about the meeting appeared on the Kremlin's website. In particular, Putin was quoted as saying that he thanked Dodik for his neutral position on the events in Ukraine.
He also said that over the past year, trade between the two countries has grown by 57 percent.
Dodik is known to maintain close relations with Russia and Putin. Dodik, who is the president of the Serbian Republic, said last week that he was traveling to Moscow to discuss economic cooperation with Putin and what he said was Western pressure on the region. He will also present Putin with the medal he awarded the Russian president in absentia in January.
In 2022, the United States imposed sanctions on Dodik over his ties to Russia.
Author - Olena Madiak, 24/05/2023