'I defended my people and my country': Mladic

3rd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

Wartime Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic insisted at his initial appearance before a war crimes court Friday that he was "just defending my country".

"I defended my people and my country, not Ratko Mladic," he said at his first appearance before the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia since his arrest last week after 16 years on the run.

"I did not kill Croats as Croats, I was just defending my country."

© 2011 AFP

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