Vucic: ICTY has not contributed to reconciliation

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KOCELJEVA – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has not contributed to reconciliation, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Monday.

Responding to reporters’ questions about the upcoming ICTY verdict for Vojislav Seselj, he said that, in spite of billions of UN money spent, the tribunal has not contributed to reconciliation, which had seemed to be its purpose.

“Whoever says that it has contributed to reconciliation of any kind, I can say that they do not speak the truth,” Vucic said.

The prime minister said that this is all he will say on the matter and that he does not want to speak about the ICTY on a daily basis.

In a first-instance verdict, the ICTY on March 24 sentenced former Republika Srpska President Radovan Karadzic to 40 years in prison, and is set to announce a verdict for Seselj on March 31.

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