Radmanovic: BiH will not vote on a resolution on Ukraine

Sarajevo – The BiH permanent representative to the UN at a session of the UN General Assembly today will not vote for a resolution titled “territorial integrity of the Ukraine,” since the BiH Presidency has no position on this issue, said the Republika Srpska member of the BiH Presidency,   Nebojsa Radmanovic.

He reiterated that the BiH Presidency yesterday failed to reach a consensus on the resolution, making it impossible for it to take a position and hence for the BiH representative to the UN to vote.

Radmanovic informed the BiH Foreign Minister, Zlatko Lagumdzija, and the BiH representative to the UN, Mirsad Colakovic, of this circumstance.

He also informed them that the BiH Presidency did not reach a consensus to support the statement of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton, on the introduction of restrictive measures concerning acts which threaten the territorial integrity, the sovereignty and independence of the Ukraine.

Radmanovic told reporters in Sarajevo that at yesterday’s session of the BiH Presidency he proposed that BiH be restrained on this issue, which was not accepted.

He said that it is clear that there is no agreement in BiH on the situation in the Ukraine, though he feels that this should not influence the internal situation in BiH.