Blame it on Slobodan Milosevic: Mladic

Ratko Mladic says all Serbs should share the blame as they supported Prez.

Last Updated: May 30, 2011, 00:41 AM IST

Belgrade: Ratko Mladic, who is
charged with genocide for the worst carnage in Europe since
World War II, says all Serbs should share the blame because
they supported Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.

"I didn`t vote for Slobodan Milosevic, you did,"
Serbia`s deputy war crimes prosecutor Bruno Vekaric quoted
Mladic as saying in jail while he awaits extradition to a UN
war crimes tribunal. "His message is: the blame is on
Milosevic" and all the Serbs who supported the late Serbian
leader during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia in
the 1990s, Vekaric said.

In an interview with The Associated Press today,
Vekaric made a detailed account of what is going through the
mind of the war crimes suspect.

As a member of the state team responsible for
searching for war crimes fugitives, Vekaric also disclosed
some of the strategy that led to Mladic`s capture.

Milosevic died in 2006 in prison during his genocide
trial at the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
in The Hague, Netherlands.

Mladic split up with his patron Milosevic in 1994 when
the Bosnian Serb army commander refused an international peace
plan supported by the then Serbian leader.

Mladic was arrested Thursday after 16 years on the
run. He is charged by the UN tribunal in the Hague with
genocide committed by his Bosnian Serb troops during Bosnia`s
1992-95 war.