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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 96-11-28

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at

NOV. 28, 1996 DAY


SARAJEVO - On the basis of the order by Republika Srpska (RS) president Biljana Plavsic, an official transfer of duties between the chief-of-staff of the Headquarters of the Army of Republika Srpska /GS VRS/, general Ratko Mladic and the chief of the General Staff of VRS, brigadier-general Pero Colic, took place today. The chief of the Headquarters of VRS, general Manojlo Milovanovic in the name of the Headquarters of VRS, and brigadier- general Pero Colic on behalf of the General Staff of VRS, signed a document on the transfer, which was afterwards verified by the RS president and commander-in-chief of its armed forces, Biljana Plavsic's signature.

SARAJEVO - RS president Biljana Plavsic, thanked general Ratko Mladic, who officially handed over his duties to the General Staff, and the former Headquarters of VRS, "for everything they have done for the Serbian people and RS at these difficult times". "This lasted a little bit longer, for we dealt here with a very complex structure". said President Plavsic, after the ceremony handing over the duty between the authorised representative of the former Headquarters, general Manojlo Milovanovic and the chief of the General Staff, general Pero Colic.

SARAJEVO - A session of the Presidency of Dayton B&H will take place in Sarajevo, dealing with structure, number and staff composition of a Council of ministers. Deputy High Representative for Civil Affairs, Michael Steiner, announced that there is a compromise solution according to which a Council of Ministers will be comprised of three ministers, each of which will perform per two duties in the Council.

SARAJEVO - At the 1st session of the newly-elected RS government, held in Pale, the DM 132,000 payment for the purchase of a transmission tower intended for the periphery municipalities of the Krajina, and a transmitter for the Serb Radio to be installed on Mt. Kozara, is approved. Thus, the construction of a unique RTV system was - with the approved 200,000 dinars for the purchase of repro-material - completed in both the technical and engineering sense. About DM 4,5 million was invested for this purpose since March, 1996.

SARAJEVO - The secretary for agriculture, finance and budget in the Assembly of the Serb Sarajevo City, Ignjat Elcic, confirmed that the realisation of the first phase of Project 2 for building the city is progressing slowly because of poor weather conditions.

BELGRADE - The Belgrade City Electoral Commission has been since this morning summing up the results of the third round of local elections in the capital of Serbia. Official results are expected to be announced later today.

BELGRADE - Demonstrations of the opposition because of the annulment of the municipal election results are progressing in Belgrade. Several hundreds of students also took part in the protests, reports DPA.

PARIS - The French media are restrainedly commentating the demonstrations because of the annulment of the election results in Serbia, for the Serbian people surprised the western offices unreservedly supporting Slobodan Milosevic. Following nine-dayslong protests by the Serbian opposition, the Mond concludes that "the Serbian regime has showed its incapability for anticipating even the least scattering of its authority".

AMSTERDAM - The Duch media are focusing their attention on the occurrences in Serbia, assessing the demonstrations because of the dissolution of electoral results have turned into a serious protest against Slobodan Milosevic and Mira Markovic - persons who are ever more undertaking power under their direct control.

BELGRADE - More than 40 journalists of the Belgrade Independent paper Blic, rejected a request by a German stockholder Peter Koelbel, for reducing their writing about the opposition's demonstrations in Belgrade, and this way they have distanced themselves from the political content of today's issue, relates DPA.

MOSCOW - The leading Russian papers are paying a lot of attention to the opposition's demonstrations in Serbia, stressing that the EU has, because of this, gave up their previously promised more favourable commercial regime towards FR Yugoslavia. The "Izvestia" concludes that the opposition's protests are not going to jeopardise President Slobodan Milosevic's post, for Washington, as it did before, regards him as the main guarantor for the implementation of the Dayton agreement.

TORINO - The Italian paper, La Stampa, published two articles on the coverage page, wherein, writing at the same time about the demonstrations in the two former Yugoslav Republics - Serbia and Croatia. Following the Croatian President Franjo Tudjman' attempts at shooting down Radio "101", the same thing is now happening in Belgrade with President Slobodan Milosevic wishing to put an end to the broadcasting of the Belgrade Radio B- 92 which is reporting in more details about the demonstrations.

AMSTERDAM - The legal proceeding against Dusko Tadic, represents a difficult and inglorious beginning for The Hague, concludes the Tribunal's correspondent Ela Rotenberg, acknowledging that "she is not so much impressed with its previous work". At the end of the legal proceeding against Tadic, which lasted almost for seven months, it was concluded that there is no real evidence showing he had committed war crimes against the Muslims, which he is accused of, and that the testimony of other witnesses is labile and contradictory.


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