The start of the high-profile trial of Bosnian Serb Army Drina Corps commander Milenko Zivanovic, already the focus of controversy, was postponed after Bosnian prosecutors offered to transfer the case to Serbia instead of pursuing their own trial.
Milenko Zivanovic, wartime commander of the Bosnian Serb Army’s Drina Corps, was indicted in both Bosnia and Serbia, almost simultaneously, for similar crimes in Srebrenica in 1995, raising questions about the motives behind the charges.
The trial for the killings of 20 passengers seized from a train in Bosnia in 1993 was delayed again as the court ruled that a former Bosnian Serb soldier must now be tried separately because of illness.
Popular Bosnian vocalist Adi Mulahalilovic, who co-wrote Bosnia’s 1994 Eurovision entry, said that as a survivor of the siege of Sarajevo, he felt obliged to join the multinational Europe for Ukraine music project.
The wartime commander of the Drina Corps, Milenko Zivanovic, will go on trial next month in Serbia for forcing Bosniak civilians out of Srebrenica during the Bosnian Serb Army’s offensive in July 1995.
Personal possessions and toys owned by children who lived through the wars in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia, as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine, went on display for the first time in the Serbian capital.