Bulgaria FM Denies Official Invitation for Former Kosovo PMDiplomacy | June 24, 2009, Wednesday // 13:40| views
Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry has denied that the former Kosovo Prime Minister, Agim Ceku, who was arrested here on an international warrant issued by Serbia for alleged war crimes, has been officially invited.
The Bulgarian interior ministry said Ceku was detained as he crossed the border from Macedonia and a court would consider his case in the next few days.
Serbia accuses Ceku of committing war crimes in 1998-99.
At the time he was commander of the ethnic-Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), which was fighting Serbia.
He has dismissed the charges as politically motivated, and says the arrest warrant has no legal basis.
He was arrested at the Qustendil border crossing between Bulgaria and Macedonia on Tuesday evening.
Earlier on Wednesday Bulgaria's former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said Agim Ceku came to Bulgaria at his invitation.
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