Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has refuted accusations on alleged territorial aspirations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for which she was accused by the party of Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Željko Komšić, after a statement on Croatia “from Vis to Kupres.”
“In Bosnia and Herzegovina the problem is not nonexistent territorial aspirations, but outvoting and violation of elementary democratic and constitutional rights of Croats as a constituent people,” says a reaction from the president’s office.
“Grabar-Kitarović says that Croats have two homelands, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” added the statement.
Komšić reacted to a statement by the president given in Split.
Željko Komšić, a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency and officials in his party – the Democratic Front, sharply reacted to a statement by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, after a win by the Croatian national football team in Split.
The statement by the president was carried by the media in Bosnia and Herzegovina:
“I am overjoyed, naturally, with the result, but also for Dalić and his players and most of all for all the people that gathered here in Split. From Vis to Kupres, all of Croatia…”
The media deemed the statement scandalous noting that it brings into question overall relations between the two countries and see it as territorial aspirations of Croatia towards Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The noted that, among other things, in a statement for the public, that they see no difference between Šešelj’s statements regarding Virovitice and Karlobag and last night’s statements by the current Croatian president.
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