BosNet -- 02 Oct. 95
From: Dzevat Omeragic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
HOLBROOKE - IZETBEGOVIC
Sarajevo, September 3O,1995 (Press TWRA) - After six hours long
negotiations with the highest B-H officials the U.S.Asst. Secy.
of State R. Holbrooke interrupted the talks in order to have the
additional consultation in Belgrade and Zagreb. The main topic of
the talks in Sarajevo was cease fire in B-H. About one of the B-H
Governments conditions for cease fire R. Holbrooke said: "U.S.
Government wants to see the free access and exit from Sarajevo,
without any obstacles. I will talk about this specially today
with president Milosevic".
President Izetbegovic stressed on the press conference that
B-H Government as one of the conditions for cease fire demands
the opening of three roads toward Gorazde. He stressed that they
also talked about the relations within B-H Federation. The
agreement on more rapid implementation of B-H Cantons was reached
and that the problem of establishing of Federal Police Forces and
joint B-H Federation Headquarters which would besides the
representatives of B-H Army and HVO include U.S. officers was
taken into consideration. (end) S.K.
SERBS ATTACK GRADACAC AND GRACANICA
Sarajevo, September 3O,1995 (Press TWRA) - In the last 24 hours
Karadjic's Serbs fired from far range canons on Gradacac,reported
the B-H Army's 2nd Corps press center. Several missiles were
fired on town's center. Material damage is great. From Mt. Ozren
Serbs from mortars and howitzers fired on villages around
Gracanica. (end) S.K.
NATO PREPARE PEACE MISSION IN B-H
Brussels, September 3O,1995 (Press TWRA) - As NATO spokesman
reported the Council of NATO officially demanded from its
military experts to prepare the deployment of thousands of
solider (Russian soldiers would also be included) to B-H who
would monitor the implementation of peace. This preparation will
be based on political plan made by the Council after the role and
actions of UN were taken into account."Everything is settled, and
military structures have the task to, in next week or ten days,
make their part of the plan. One of the biggest discussions was
about the role of NATO. France supported the clearly determined
and very important role of UN while U.S. gave U.N. subordinated
role. In this case the U.S. position was accepted so that U.N.
will deal only with civilian issues. It is clear that they will
not interfere with military operations. There will be no double
key", said one NATO official. NATO will deal with military side
of the whole operation while U.N. will be responsible for the
problems of refugees, humanitarian aid and political relations
between the sides in conflict. The NATO mission will only last
for 12 months before it is left to U.N. or some other force which
would stay there as long as it is necessary to establish peace
and help reconstruction. Sixteen representatives of the
countries members of NATO agreed that forces for B-H must be
armed and ready to attack if necessary. From military experts
NATO demands to establish flexible commanding structure which
would enable the participation of countries which are not members
of NATO like Russia or islamic countries.
EU MORE ACTIVE IN BOSNIA
Madrid, Oct 1, 1995 (Press TWRA) - In Luxembourg tomorrow EU
ministers will discuss ways to help Bosnia and conditions for its
realization, announced was from the Madrid EU seat. French and
German foreign ministers De Charette and Kinkel have already
given the Council of ministers proposals for the peace plan
implementation, refugee problem solution, humanitarian aid
delivery and regional security questions. EU administrator for
central and eastern Europe H. van den Broek should inform the
ministers on the EU role in international efforts to reach
stabile political and economic system in the area. EU members
point out that the overall economic cooperation in reconstruction
of Bosnia and Croatia will be conditioned by implementation of
the peace plan, respect of human and minority rights and free
willing return of refugees. The fifteen will insist from all
sides in Bosnia on providing the real market and beginning of
cooperation with the International Court in The Hague. EU will
demand establishment of relations among the states created after
disintegration of former Yugoslavia. (end) F.N.
HOLBROOKE - MILOSEVIC
Belgrade, Oct 1, 1995 (Press TWRA) - US State secretary assistant
R. Holbrooke talked yesterday with Serbian president Milosevic on
conditions for the cease-fire in Bosnia. Before leaving he
pointed out the sides in the conflict have different attitudes on
main problems. They do not agree on the status of Sarajevo and
Brcko, Posavina corridor and Gorazde, nor the constitution
principles. "Both sides wish to stop the fighting but they cannot
agree on the ways to do it", Holbrooke stated. (end) F.N.
Sarajevo, Belgrade, Oct 1, 1995 (Press TWRA) - Bosnian prime
minister Silajdzic accused Serbs yesterday for obstructing the
peace process by making armed provocations like those in Zenica
and Travnik recently. "Yugoslav" foreign minister Milutinovic
accused the Bosnian government for trying to postpone the peace
process by prolonging the decision on cease-fire. (end) F.N.
Sarajevo, Oct 1, 1995 (Press TWRA) - Bosnian radio reported the
units of the Bosnian army 7th Corp's 17th brigade are on Mt.
Manjaca. This was confirmed yesterday by "Oslobodjenje". From new
peaks Banja Luka is 20 km distanced. Same sources say the 7th
Corp is still advancing, despite heavy Serb artillery attacks.
High Bosnian defence ministry official stated the action to
liberate Mrkonjic-grad began yesterday from Jajce direction.
Agencies reported yesterday on large scale fighting around
Mrkonjic grad. These information can only mean the 7th Corp,
stationed in Travnik liberated Mrkonjic grad and, by fortifying=20
positions, continued towards Mt. Manjaca. Same source added,
despite BBC's assumptions, Croatian army allowed 7th Corp to pass
through their positions around Jajce.
HOLBROOKE - TUDJMAN
Zagreb, October 1,1995 (Press TWRA) - The U.S. Asst. Secy. of
State R. Holbrooke after Sarajevo and Belgrade arrived to Zagreb
in order to talk with Croatian President Tudjman.
"The sides in conflict in B-H are still far away from
agreement on cease fire", said Holbrooke after the talks with
Tudjman adding that they also "talked about the situation in West
Bosnia and East Slavonia. The U.S. position on solving the
problem of East Slavonia is very clear. That is Croatian
territory and the peace process should lead to its peaceful
Tomorrow the Asst. Secy. of State Holbrooke returns to
Sarajevo in order to resume the talks with President Izetbegovic.
GRANIC ON EAST SLAVONIA
Zagreb, October 1,1995 (Press TWRA) - After return from New York
the Croatian Foreign Minister M. Granic summoned the main course
of Croatian policy in relation to the solution of East Slavonian
problem: "In her proposal Croatia agrees with the transitory
period, but she does not accept neither referendum in east
Slavonia nor the special status of Serbs on that territory.
Croatia accepts the peace initiative, but she will never give up
on East Slavonia, Baranja and West Srijem". Granic emphasized
that in his speech on the UN General Assembly's 5Oth session he
said that "Croatia will not give up on her right to establish the
integrity of Croatian occupied territories using other means, if
the peaceful solution is not found". (end) S.K.=20
NEW ATTACKS ON ZENICA
Sarajevo, October 1,1995 (Press TWRA) - B-H Radio reported that
today around noon three projectiles were fired on Zenica. It is
still not established neither from which Serbian positions the
projectiles were fired nor what are the consequences of these
attack. (end) S.K.
MUFTI WAS NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER JAJCE
Paris, October 1,1995 (Press TWRA) - As Radio "Free Europe"
reported the local authorities in Jajce did not allow Travnik's
Mufti, who wanted to visit Islamic religious objects to enter the
town. At the cheque point on the entrance to Jajce Mufti was
stopped and ordered to return back. The Radio "Free Europe"
commentary said that "it is very likely that the ordinary
citizens, Bosniaks, will also come across the same obstacles
trying to return to their homes in Jajce". (end) S.K.
RUSSIAN BORDER ON BALKANS
Moscow, October 1,1995 (Press TWRA) - Commenting on the press
conference the Russian intention to send the soldiers to peace
keeping mission on the Balkans, Russian Defence Minister Pavel
Gracev said: "Russia is forced to send her soldiers on the
Balkans not only because of her intention to achieve the equal
balance of united peace forces toward the all sides in conflict
but also because she is worried about her own safety. The
conflict in B-H which takes place on the very Russian borders
makes Moscow demand the changes in the agreement on the
conventional armament". (end) S.K.=A0## CrossPoint v3.02 ##
Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
All Rights Reserved.
HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
misc2html v1.01 run on
Monday, 2 October 1995 - 20:27:05