Indictee Borislav Djukic, a retired general of the former Yugoslav People's Army (JNA), on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the charge of war crime of destroying the dam on Peruca Lake in the Dalmatian hinterland during the 1991-1995 war for Croatia's independence.
Serbian general Djukic was arrested in Montenegro in July 2015. During the 1991-95 war in Croatia, Djukic was the commander of a brigade of the JNA's 9th Knin Corps. The indictment for the destruction of the Peruca dam covers, aside from Djukic, the commander of the 9th Knin Corps, Ratko Mladic, the commander of the Croatian Serb rebel army, Mile Novakovic, and the commander of rebel Serb border police forces, Milan Korica.
The detonation was carried out with 30 tonnes of explosives cased the damage estimated at 90 million kuna.
The prosecution proposes the questioning of former Serb and Croatian soldiers and intelligence officers.