SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – A Bosnian arms exporter has made a criminal complaint against the country's current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.
The manager of UNIS-Group, Suvad Osmanagic, said Friday that politicians have harmed the entire industry, which will cause financial losses and layoffs. He made a complaint of abuse of office.
Russia has warned Bosnia not to deliver arms to Ukraine but Osmanagic claims the deal is legal, Ukraine is on no international list of countries to which arms exportation is banned and all other Bosnian institutions required to clear the deal have done so. He accused the ministers of succumbing to Russian pressure.
UNIS-Group was to have exported 300 tons of ammunition to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry.