BBC informs, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic has started interrogation of the incumbent Croatia President, Stipe Mesic. It is for the first time that a president is a witness in the Hague Tribunal. The prosecution expects to obtain important information from him at first hand. There was a period in 1991 when Mesic held the presidential post in the whole of Yugoslavia.
The other day Stipe Mesic spoke out and blamed Milosevic for organizing a coup d’etat, “for disintegration of Yugoslavia for the sake of making Great Serbia”, for the intention to split Bosnia and Croatia. He also surmised that for that very purpose the Yugoslavian army was financed and Serbian leaders in neighboring republics were supported.
PRAVDA.Ru already informed that Milosevic called Mesic a Croatian fascist, accused him of inciting Croatian nationalism, extermination of Serbian civil population and breaking the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Yesterday Slobodan Milosevic called Stipe Mesic “a witness who is dubious in every respect.”
Vremya Novostey informs, “last week Croatians refused to deliver retired general Janko Bobetko to the Hague. Zagreb considers actions of its army and police directed against Serbs as part of its national liberation struggle, but not ethnic cleansing on Croatian territories where Serbs are currently living. Within these actions over 300,000 Serbs were forced to leave Croatia for Serbia and Bosnia.”
The trial on Slobodan Milosevic has entered its second stage when war crimes allegedly committed by the ex-president of Yugoslavia during the ethnic conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be considered.
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