NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has commented on the life sentence handed down to Ratko Mladic, known as the Bosnian butcher. In a Twitter post, he wrote that NATO has helped end the wars in the Western Balkans and will continue to contribute to the security and stability of the region.
“I welcome the final decision of the case against Ratko Mladic for heinous crimes, including the Srebrenica Massacre. NATO helped end two ethnic wars in the Western Balkans in the 1990s and close a dark and shameful chapter in European history. The region remains strategically important to our Alliance. “We will continue to contribute to stability and security throughout the Western Balkans, promoting peace and reconciliation.” he wrote.
Mladic was sentenced to life in prison for genocide against Bosniaks in Srebrenica, when Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 men and boys, persecuted Bosnian Muslims and Croats, terrorized civilians during the siege of Sarajevo and took members hostage. of the foreign mission, UNPROFOR, during the war in Bosnia.