Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci Steps Down To Face War Crimes Charges : NPR

Hashim Thaci, a senior guerrilla commander during the Kosovo war in the late 1990s, said he

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, who fought in his country’s 1998-1999 war for independence from Serbia, has abruptly resigned after a Hague-based special court confirmed that he’s been indicted on war crimes charges.

Speaking at a news conference in the Kosovo capital, Pristina, Thaci said he was stepping down “to protect the integrity of the state.”

“I resign as of today,” he told reporters on Thursday, urging calm and “political and civic unity.”

had a confirmed indictment from a special court in The Hague.

Source: Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci Steps Down To Face War Crimes Charges : NPR