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Serbian Premier Insists Hunt For Mladic Is Aggressive


Serbian Prime Minister Kostunica said he will do everything necessary to bring his country into the EU (file photo) (CTK) 24 February 2006 -- Serbia's prime minister says his government is doing all it can to bring the fugitive war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic to justice.

Vojislav Kostunica said the government was fully determined to hand Mladic over to the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague, adding he would do what is necessary to take Serbia into the European Union.


The EU has made repeated demands for Mladic to be brought to justice and made it a condition before Serbia can expect closer links with the bloc.


Kostunica's comments come after days of media speculation – denied by the authorities -- that Mladic has been located or even captured.


The former Bosnian Serb commander is charged with war crimes dating from the Bosnian war of the 1990s, including the Srebrenica massacre.


(AP, Reuters)

The Fugitives

Ratko Mladic (left) confers with Radovan Karadzic during a meeting in Pale in 1993 (epa)

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Ten years have passed since former Bosnian Serb leader RADOVAN KARADZIC and his former military commander General RATKO MLADIC were indicted by the Hague-based war crimes tribunal for genocide and other war crimes. The two fugitives remain at large, despite the obligation of NATO-led peacekeepers and the various governments in the region to arrest the indictees and send them to The Hague. Many people wonder why the most powerful military alliance in history and a host of governments seeking Euro-Atlantic integration remain unable to catch the two... (more)


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