PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – Kosovo’s prosecutor’s office said Tuesday that an ethnic Serb accused of killing ethnic Albanians in 1999 has been arrested in Hungary.
A statement said the Serb man, identified as SS, was arrested in the Hungarian capital Budapest on the basis of an international arrest warrant.
He is suspected of having participated in the murder of 33 ethnic Albanian civilians in the town of Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of the Kosovar capital Pristina, between March and May 1999.
The statement does not say whether the Serbian suspect has been extradited to Kosovo or is expected to do so.
Kosovo, a former province of Yugoslavia, declared its independence from Serbia in 2008 after a bloody 1998-99 war that only ended with NATO intervention. More than 10,000 mainly ethnic Albanians were killed and more than 1,600 are still missing from the war.
Belgrade does not recognize Kosovo as an independent country.
Relations between the countries remain tense despite continued European Union mediation to normalize their ties.
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