Thursday, March 02, 2006

Serbian foreign minister 'knows who shelters Mladic'

Serbian foreign minister 'knows who shelters Mladic'

Serbia-Montenegro’s foreign minister said in comments published today that he knows who is sheltering top war crime fugitive Ratko Mladic.

“I am absolutely certain who is sheltering Ratko Mladic and other fugitives from justice,” Vuk Draskovic was quoted by the Danas weekly.

“It is the forces of the former regime, members of the security forces, mainly from the military.”

Draskovic’s comments came after he returned from the EU council of ministers meeting in Brussels where the 25-nation bloc delivered an end-of March deadline for Belgrade to hand over Mladic or face sanctions in its effort to enter the bloc.

Draskovic said he was asked by EU officials in Brussels if he had any knowledge of Mladic’s whereabouts.

“They asked me directly,” Draskovic said. “I said I personally did not know where Mladic is.”

Irish Examiner 01/03/2006 - 14:48:17

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