Kosovo president says he will resign if war crimes charges confirmed

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PRISTINA , Kosovo, June 30, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Kosovo President Hashim Thaci said Monday he would resign if a war crimes indictment filed by prosecutors last week is confirmed by a special tribunal in The Hague.

“If the charges are confirmed, I will immediately resign as your President and face the accusations,” Thaci said in a national address about allegations linked to his role as political leader of a rebel army during Kosovo’s 1998-99 war with Serbia.

“I will not face justice from this office.”

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