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"He saw us. I saw him too. He raised his hand, he waved… They went off towards Potocari. I have never seen him again," she said.
Malagic has testified at four trials of Bosnian Serbs military and political officials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague - the cases against Radislav Krstic, Radovan Karadzic, Zdravko Tolimir and Ratko Mladic.
Funerals were held across Turkey for the soldiers killed during a deadly attack in Idlib, a de-escalation zone in northwestern Syria, just across Turkey's southern border.
The funerals which started on Feb. 29 in many Turkish provinces also continued on March 1 in Samsun, Yozgat and Kütahya provinces, as well as in the capital city of Ankara.
But the day-to-day headlines obscure a bigger, simpler truth.
Dodik remains a threat to the central feature of the Dayton Peace Accords - peace in Bosnia, and thus the whole of the Western Balkans - because for a decade and a half he has faced virtually no meaningful consequence for his increasingly extremist positions.
Inaction should shame Europe
"Kurti decided the day before my trip to Washington to suspend tariffs on Serbian goods", Vucic commented, perceiving such a move as an attempted hoax.
"Have you thought of that on your own or someone helped you?", he asked Kurti, adding that the special envoy for the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue is right and that this is just a game.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) claims that they consider this announcement as the first step and are looking forward to seeing more details.
"This step could have a positive effect on restoring regional trade and offer an opening for the resumption of the Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina facilitated by the European Union", it is said in EEAS statement.
However, this analysis misses the broader strategic picture - that the external scaffolding supporting the Bosnian state has all but collapsed, creating circumstances in which the RS can break away from Bosnia.
Battle of wills that began at Dayton:
Signing the Dayton Agreement. Photo: Wikimedia commons/NATO
Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti announced that trade duties on Serbian goods will be abolished from March 15th. He announced this at a press conference, TASS reported.
"We will make a decision to abolish the tariff on raw materials imported from Serbia from March 15 as a sign of goodwill to resolve the political and economic dispute with Serbia," Kurti said.