Veljko Kadijevic


Age: 88

Summary: the last defense minister of Yugoslavia at the start of that country's bloody breakup when he became minister of defence in 1988 shortly before the Communist-run ex-federation of Yugoslavia dissolved along ethnic lines triggering Europe's worst carnage since World War II who was accused of war crimes in Croatia and fled to Russia to avoid testifying at a United Nations tribunal.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: November 21, 1925

Died: November 2, 2014

Moscow, Russia