Former Yugoslav Army General Aleksandar DimitrijeviÄ‡ has been served a subpoena to testify before the Hague Tribunal, the Interior Ministry has confirmed.
Tanjug news agency was told at the Interior Ministry that he had been summoned to testify at the trial of former Serbian President Milan MilutinoviÄ‡ and five others charged with war crimes in Kosovo.
The subpoena was delivered to him by the investigative judge, with the MilutinoviÄ‡ trial scheduled to begin on July 8.
The Hague Tribunal ordered the Serbian authorities to subpoena General DimitrijeviÄ‡ as soon as possible, setting June 30 as the deadline.
President of the National Council for Cooperation with the Hague Tribunal Rasim LjajiÄ‡ said that the Serbian authorities would act in accordance with the orders, as they had done in the past.
He pointed out that the previous summons had not been served to DimitrijeviÄ‡ because he had been recovering after heart surgery which he had undergone in the U.S., and for which the National Council had received all the paperwork along with a doctorâ€™s opinion.
According to LjajiÄ‡, the Hague Tribunal had been notified about this.
Earlier, Hague Tribunal President Fausto Pocar had told the UN Security Council that Serbia had not been carrying out the courtâ€™s orders, including those in the case of General DimitrijeviÄ‡.
LjajiÄ‡ said that in so doing, Pocar had been looking to exert additional pressure on the Serbian authorities, and dismissed Pocarâ€™s allegations, stressing that the Council was in regular communication with the Tribunal.