Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight the order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

Seselj told the AP in an interview on Thursday that he has no intention return voluntarily to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, and would use the right to appeal the extradition according to Serbian laws.

Seselj, who is accused of recruiting paramilitary forces during the Balkan wars, was released in November for medical treatment in Serbia, but judges have ruled that he has breached the conditions of his release and must be sent back.

He says that "there is no way I will go back voluntarily, but I will not hide or run away."