Ljubomir Pantovic, one of the lawyers in the case against Oliver Ivanovic, says that Ivanovic is optimistic and believes that the Appellate Court will rule according to the evidence. Yesterday, EULEX judges submitted a written decision to Ivanovic defence lawyers, and in next 15 days they will submit an appeal. Lawyers from abroad and central Serbia joined the defence team, which should prove that Oliver Ivanović is not guilty.
Pantovic said for RTS that the judgment is very extensive, stating that according to it, Ivanovic did not directly commit any criminal offense, but he is guilty because he was present in the uniform, at the scene of a war crime. He added that the court had to explain how it is possible to commit war crimes in a passive way, only because he was present at the scene.