Banjaluka – Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik said Thursday in Banjaluka that the operation conducted by the State Investigation and Protection Agency /SIPA/ in Novi Grad was a rough provocation.
“The SIPA has annulled all the cooperation results that have been achieved so far and decided to ignore the Srpska institutions by searching the Police Station Novi Grad in delicate circumstances that could have caused an armed conflict. It did not happen in Novi Grad due to the conscience,” Dodik said in a special session of the National Assembly of Republika Srpska.
He urged the MPs to adopt the conclusions of the Srpska Government, including the one to terminate the coperation with SIPA, the BiH Court and Prosecutor’s Office due to the unconstitutional action conducted by the SIPA.
“We have been forced to reach such conclusion and we believe that no one will tempt our determination. We have to say clearly to everyone that we are serious and will not give up, and that this termintion of cooperation will last until the procedures are established in accordance with the competences in BiH,” Dodik said.
The SIPA members conducted on Thursday a comprehensive operation in Novi Grad ordered by the Prosecutor’s Office related to processing of war crimes, and arrested five Serbs.
The Government of Republika Srpska, at whose request a special session of the National Assembly was convened, reached conclusion on Thursday to break cooperation with SIPA, the BiH Court and Prosecutor’s Office due to the unconstitutional action conducted by the SIPA.