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Kosovo's ex-PM Arrives in Netherlands to Answer War Crimes Charges


Kosovo's former prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands to answer charges before the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague

Ramush Haradinaj resigned from his post Tuesday after being indicted by the tribunal.

The tribunal has given no details of the charges against him. But it has been investigating his role as an ethnic Albanian guerrilla leader in Kosovo during the conflict with Serb forces in the late 1990s. Serbian authorities accuse him of atrocities against Serbs.

Mr. Haradinaj says his actions were consistent with international law.

The international community is praising his decision to cooperate and has appealed for calm among ethnic Albanians, who view him as a hero.

NATO has deployed 1,000 extra peacekeepers to Kosovo.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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