Bosnia and Herzegovina want to dismiss the official who gifted a Ukrainian icon to Lavrov
This is reported by the publication Balkan Insight, according to Pryamyy.
Dodik's resignation was supported by the largest opposition Serbian Democratic Party in Republika Srpska, as well as the Democratic Progress Party.
“The only correct step is to resign from a position that he obviously doesn't know how to handle and save us from further embarrassment, “said Branislav Borenovic, leader of the Democratic Progress Party.
The leader of the “Serbian Democratic Party” Mirko Sarovic generally demanded the resignation of all those involved in the scandal with the icon.
“I hope that this time everything will not just pass away, because this is a stain on our entire nation,” he stressed.
So far, Dodik and his Union of Independent Social Democrats party have not provided a response. Dodik himself, according to local media, is being treated for coronavirus.
Deputy Minister of culture and Information Policy, Svitlana Fomenko, said that the seal on the icon, which the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina presented to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, evidences that it is the property of Ukraine.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that they would return the Ukrainian icon donated by Bosnia and Herzegovina, the origin of which will be checked by Interpol.
OCU Primate, Metropolitan Epifaniy, considers the incident in Sarajevo a "political gesture" towards Russia, when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was presented with an old Ukrainian icon from occupied Luhansk, to be a "political gesture " towards Russia.
As previously reported, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was presented with a Ukrainian icon during a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Ukrainian Embassy requested information about the origin of the icon, allegedly found in Luhansk and is about 300 years old.