The Kremlin is trying to “shake up” the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the help of its agents in the government of the Republic of Serbia

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In order to coordinate these efforts, in May of this year, the head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, and the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, met with a group of Serbian politicians. Among them are the President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik and the Director of the BIA of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vulin.

The main topic of discussion at the meeting was concrete actions to undermine the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and promote separatist sentiment. In particular, Dodik was tasked with organizing a wave of “protests” that would lead to a vote of no confidence in the BiH government. In his turn, Vulin has to resolve the issue of supplying Russia with scarce ammunition from the warehouses left in Serbia since the Soviet era. To organize this deal, Vulin is supposed to involve his “protégé” – the so-called “Serbian arms baron” Slobodan Tesic. This was reported by a RusMonitor source in the intelligence community.

His “empire” is based on five companies that sell weapons around the world, including to major conflict zones and sanctioned countries:

Vectura, Partizan Tech OOD, Technoglobal Systems OOD, Charso Limited, Grawit Limited.

In 2018, Vectura received a contract to supply Soviet-era weapons from Serbian warehouses to Armenia. As a result of the contract, some of the weapons ended up in Libya, thus violating the UN embargo. Teshich also used multi-layered schemes to smuggle weapons to war-torn Syria and Yemen.

A number of companies under his effective control have been sanctioned by the US Treasury Department.

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