The representatives of Bosnian Serbs expressed their discontent with the withdrawal of Russian peacemakers. The peacemakers have left according to the international agreement on the reorganisation of international peacemaking forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lazar Vulyalic, one of the leaders of the Serbian Renaissance movement said Russian peacemakers were the guarantee of law and order in the area. Over the past four years, not a single serious violation of the law had occurred in the responsibility zone of the Russian contingent.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons