KOSOVSKA MITROVICA – Ljubomir Pantovic, an attorney on the team defending leader of the Citizens’ Initiative SDP Oliver Ivanovic, said on Saturday that in the further proceedings, the defence team would seek professional assistance from Belgrade.


“We are completely open to receiving help,” Pantovic said in a panel discussion in Mitrovica, adding that the defence team had already contacted certain colleagues from the distinguished law firms in the Serbian capital.

“When we get the verdict, we will seek assistance from professionals with more experience than we in Kosovska Mitrovica have,” Pantovic said.

Last week, Ivanovic was sentenced to nine years in prison for war crimes that took place in Kosovska Mitrovica in 1999.