Ratko Mladic is set to be arraigned Friday at the UN tribunal at The Hague on 11 charges of war crimes for commanding Bosnian Serb forces during the Balkan wars.
The capture of suspected war criminal Ratko Mladic came as a top EU envoy was traveling to Serbia to warn that an EU vote on Serbian membership hinged on Mladic's status.
Rakto Mladic has been on the run since 1995, after a massacre of Bosnian Muslims was discovered. Ratko Mladic was arrested by agents of the Serbian Security Intelligence Agency.
Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, accused of genocide, said he would not appear at The Hague to defend himself. He cited insufficient time to prepare.
The Bosnian Serb leader's arrival at the UN war crimes court offers it a second chance after the inconclusive trial of Slobodan Milosevic.