- Friday, February 17, 2017 3:16 PM
Skopje, 17 February 2017 (MIA) - The trial continued on Friday for the 37 members of the armed group that attacked the city of Kumanovo in May 2015.
Sami Ukshini, also known as Commander Sokoli, testified before the court in Skopje. Ukshini said that he is not guilty of the charges that put him as commander of the group. He acknowledged being part of the 2001 insurgent group - the NLA - but said that he was unwilling to act in the 2015 Kumanovo attack and that he was pressured to join the group and to start a military action that would push for the implementation of the 2001 Ohrid Framework Agreement.
Eight special police officers and ten members of the armed group were killed in the two days long battle in a southern neighborhood of Kumanovo. The armed group was led by commanders from neighboring Kosovo and included ethnic Albanian fighters with military experience in past guerrilla conflicts in the Balkans and abroad. Before the fight in Kumanovo, the group stormed a border police station and looted weapons, after which it issued threats against the Macedonian Government.cc/15:15
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