Republic of Bosnia

Conditions for Serbian citizens for entering Montenegro have been announced

National Coordination Body has published specific conditions for entering Montenegro.
The IPH proposal states that the mitigation of measures was conceived taking into account the current level of the new coronavirus in Montenegro and the surrounding countries, and after consultations with representatives of the tourism industry and the association of hoteliers and caterers.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Fighters Tried for Wartime Rape

Radovan Paprica, alias Papro, and Slavko Ognjenovic, alias Macak, went on trial at the Bosnian state court on Monday for raping a woman in the village of Miljevina, near Foca, on June 9, 1992.

They allegedly committed the crime with another man, named only as Nedjo.

The indictment alleges that Ognjenovic took the woman to an empty flat, where she was first raped by Nedjo.

Bosnian Serb Ex-Soldiers Plead Innocent to Wartime Rape

Radovan Paprica and Slavko Ognjenovic pleaded not guilty at the Bosnian state court on Wednesday to crimes including rape and sexual abuse in the Foca area between early April 1992 and late March 1993.

"I plead not guilty to all charges. I shall prove that with substantiated evidence," Paprica said when asked by the court to enter his plea.

Bulgarian Special Forces host В-9 Thracian Sword 2018 Exercise

On 22 October, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence announced that the special forces of the nine member states participating in the Bucharest 9 Initiative (B9) started the multinational military drill "Thracian Sword - 2018" at the Novo Selo Training Area. This year, Bulgarian special forces are hosting the annual B9 exercise from 22 to 26 October, reports ArmyRecognition. 

Erdogan Hails Late Bosnian President as Muslims' Protector

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid tribute on Wednesday night to Bosnia's wartime president, Alija Izetbegovic, on the 13th anniversary of his death.

"Alija, as leader in the fight for Bosnian Muslims, enabled the survival of Europe's most important Islamic community," Erdogan tweeted.