Source Pravda.Ru

Slobodan Milosevic Said Accusing Him Of Genocide Was Absurd

Yugoslav ex-president Slobodan Milosevic was for the fourth time brought to the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia. At one more session of the Tribunal the former Yugoslav leader refused to answer the question whether he recognises himself guilty of the genocide against the Moslems, Chroatians and other non-Serbs in Bosnia during the war of 1992-1995 in that Yugoslav republic. As is reported by the RIA Novosti correspondent, the ex-president said that the text of the indictment was "the most absurd thing." "It is peace in Bosnia that should be regarded as a merit on my part, and not to accuse me of war," said Milosevic who in the autumn of 1995 signed the Dayton Peace Agreement on Bosnia. The indictment asserts that Milosevic took part in the criminal activity, the aim of which was to move by force a great part of the non-Serbian population from many districts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. If the accusation of genocide is proved, the former Yugoslav president will be sentenced to life imprisonment. The beginning of the trial of Milosevic is scheduled for February.