Mostly Serbs applied for Service in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina

July 31, 2020 3:45 PM

Deputy Minister of Defense in the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Okolic said that 600 soldiers were being recruited in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina and that, on average, more than 10 Serbs were registered for one position, while Croats were below one percent, which means that there are not enough of them registered.

Okolic stated that the competition is over, part of the checks have been done and now it should be seen how the training and inclusion in the units will be organized, and pointed out that everything depends on the epidemiological situation.

“When it comes to Serbs, on average, more than 10 applied for one position, Bosniaks have a little more than five in the fight for one place, and Croats are below one percent, which means that there are not enough of them registered,” Okolic told Glas Srpske.

He emphasized that this is confirmed by earlier data that, since Croatia joined the EU, more and more Croatian soldiers are giving up military service.

“We will see if now, maybe only for them, the competition will be announced again because they will not be able to fulfill the planned quota. If it is the same in that competition, we must face the fact that there are not enough people interested in the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina,” he said.

Okolic confirmed that a certain number of vehicles arrived at the Armed Forces, which somewhat improved the condition of the vehicle fleet, and everything is ready for the long-announced tender for new military equipment.

(Source: N1, Vijesti.ba)

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