The head of the Army of Serbia is a man of a problematic past; those convicted or suspected of war crimes are deputies in Serbia’s parliament — they can be found in the top ranks of ruling parties, whereas the highest officials get advice from, and shake hands with, convicted war criminals, some being lecturers at the Military Academy.This is the image of Serbia today, more than 20 years after wars in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina ended, and almost 20 years since the termination of the war in Kosovo.
During the war in Kosovo, General Ljubisa Dikovic was the commander of the 37th Motorized Brigade of the Army of Yugoslavia (VJ), within whose area of responsibility (the area of Drenica), from late March to the middle of June 1999, around 1,400 Kosovar Albanian civilians were murdered, and tens of thousands of people were banished.