Recently, Milorad Dodik, the controversial prime minister of the Serb-majority part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, made public comments suggesting that Bosnian Muslims had staged two notorious attacks against them during Bosnia's bloody civil war, presumably to win the support of the international community. The comments created an uproar among many Bosnians and received condemnation from the international community's high representative in the country. One of the two locations of the massacres, the city of Tuzla, has now brought formal charges against Dodik for inciting hatred and intolerance.
We went to the capital of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, to ask Dodik's political advisor what the prime minister meant by his comment. What follows is an unedited version of his response.