Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic told Tanjug Thursday that the release of General Momcilo Perisic from the custody of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is of great importance for Serbia and the Serbian people as a whole.
Dacic said that the verdict reached Thursday by the ICTY Appeals Chamber enormously important for Serbia and the Serbian people as it denies the accusations about the alleged aggression by the Yugoslav Army (VJ) against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.
“Finally, some good news from The Hague,” said Dacic.
He added that, given there are no legal and technical problems, Perisic should be on a Serbian government plane to Belgrade that should take off at the Rotterdam airport Friday morning.
The ICTY Appeals Chamber overturned the verdict by ICTY Trial Chamber from 2011 declaring former Chief of General Staff of the Yugoslav Army (VJ) General Momcilo Perisic guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes committed in Bosnia and Croatia from August 1993 to November 1995 and ordered that he be immediately released from custody.