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The President of Kosovo says he will resign if war crimes charges are upheld

June 30, 2020

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said on Monday that he will resign if the prosecutor of the Kosovar Special Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity is confirmed.

“If the allegation is confirmed, I will immediately step down as president and face the charges,” said Thaci during a television appearance reported by the local newspaper ‘Koha Ditori’.

The prosecutor of the Special Court for Kosovo has charged the President of Kosovo with ten war crimes and humanity charges allegedly responsible for nearly a hundred murders of Kosovo Albanians, Kosovo Serbs, gypsies and other ethnic groups in the last war ( 1998-1999).

The President of Kosovo says he will resign if war crimes charges are upheldThe President of Kosovo says he will resign if war crimes charges are upheld

“Kosovo is a new state, but its leaders must behave like real statesmen. I will bear this burden and defend myself,” added the president, who said that he would “be the country’s political leaders” in the coming days further steps will consult “”