BELGRADE, Serbia

Russia has been radically intervened in the internal affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the leader of the largest Bosniak party said on Wednesday.

The president of the Party of Democratic Action, Bakir Izetbegovic evaluated the controversial official visit of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the capital Sarajevo.

He emphasized that Russia offers selective support to the leaders of the Republika Srpska (RS), no matter what they do.

“Lavrov’s mistake is not to respect the symbols and laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina. With this behavior, he provoked Dzaferovic and Komsic,” said Izetbegovic.

Lavrov, who arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, first traveled to East Sarajevo in Republika Srpska and met with Serbian representatives, where no Bosnia and Herzegovina flag was on display.

Sefik Dzaferovic, a Bosniak member of the Presidential Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Zeljko Komsic, a Croat member, refused to meet with Lavrov on Tuesday.

Bosnia is split into two entities: the ethnic Serb-dominated Republika Srpska and the Muslim-Croat Federation of Bosniaks and Croats.

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