In early 1992, Momcilo Krajisnik told the deputies that the "Serbian BH" needed its territory, a responsible government, interior ministry (MUP), national defense and money transfer system

Momcilo Krajisnik in the courtroomMomcilo Krajisnik in the courtroom

Creating a separate police, military and payments system was considered to be essential elements for the viability of the Serbian state in BH, testifies investigator Christian Nielsen. In the investigation in the Momcilo Krajisnik case, he studied the process of the division of the republican police and the creation of the MUP of the Serbian Republic of BH.

The project was discussed at the sessions of the Bosnian Serb Assembly in the first few months of 1992. The accused Krajisnik was the speaker of the Assembly at the time.

"Muslims want international recognition for BH… in this regard, it would be good to create an ethnic-based division on the ground. We would thus begin to determine out territory and then we would launch negotiations with the SDA about how the institutions would function," Krajisnik said at the 11th session of the Assembly. Nielsen read out that statement from the minutes of the session. Krajisnik went on to say:

"I realized that a responsible government should be set up in the Serbian BH in order to create mechanisms for the implementation of the Constitution and that the MUP and national defense should be established as soon as possible and that the Serb territories should be established and the money transfer system set up."

Later in 1992 – after those "mechanisms" were put in place – the Serb MUP was producing daily reports about the "security situation" in the field. Those reports went to the government and the presidency of the Serbian Republic, as documents shown by Nielsen indicate. The prosecutor is showing this information to prove that Krajisnik knew that crimes were being committed in the field, particularly in light of the fact that the police were in charge of securing the camps and were actively involved in the fighting to capture territory.