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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-08-04

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BANJALUKA - The president of Republika Srpska (RS), Biljana Plavsic, talked in Banjaluka with deputy director of the World Bank Mission for B-H, Sumima Mitra, on the financial aid this Bank intends to allot to RS. "We discussed the operativeness of that agreed to at the Donors Conference", stated financial advisor of the RS president, Rajko Tomac. He said that the World Bank representatives informed president Plavsic that this financial institution intended to implement the policy of a balanced development of B- H, more extensively addressing the RS economic development.

SRPSKO GORAZDE - The RS prime minister, Gojko Klickovic, stated that Serb Gorazde is one of the most strategically significant areas of the Republic. He pointed out at a need to create conditions for as massive as possible return of Serb refugees to this bordering area. According to him, a lot has been done on the revitalisation of the areas in the upper course of Drina, but the state must pledge additional efforts in that direction.

SARAJEVO - The revised and adjusted text of the Law on citizenship will be discussed at the Council of Ministers of B-H session tomorrow, at 12:00 hrs, since the Law was not adopted at today's Council session. According to the co-chairman of the Council of Ministers, Boro Bosic, "some points remained unclear" in respect to the Law on citizenship, but the Council agreed to prepare a "cleared up document." "Subsequently, we will discuss the Law on passports, because we are aware that these two laws must be finalised as a matter of urgency. We are likely to find a solution", Bosic assessed.

OSLO - Norway decided to suspend its relations with the B-H ambassador in a protest against the failure to divide 33 ambassador posts among the Serbs, Croats and Muslims, thus raising the number of countries suspending its relations with B-H ambassadors to nine. Germany suspended its relations with the B-H embassy in Bonn, so did Great Britain, Sweden, Austria, Holland, Spain, Italy and France, while the USA, Canada and Switzerland announced to undertake the same measure.

BANJALUKA - In commemoration to all Serb soldiers killed in the Croatian aggression against the Republic of the Srpska Krajina (RSK), delegations of the cabinet of the RSK president, Milan Martic, Association of Serb Refugees from Croatia and Association of the Serb Krajina Soldiers laid flowers on memorial plaque at the Banjaluka's military graveyard "St. Panteleimon".

PRIJEDOR - Hundreds of Prijedor residents marked the second anniversary of the perishing of the Serbs in RSK during the Croat aggression against their centuries-old homes.

BEOGRAD - The former RSK minister of foreign affairs, Slobodan Jarcevic, stated regarding the second anniversary of the RSK occupation that "all of us have the duty to recover the historic and ethnic Serb territories into the frames of the Serbian state". As regards the exodus of the Serbian people in RSK, Jarcevic reminded that there had been a tendency of emigration from the RSK, supported by some Western countries rapidly issuing visas for RSk citizens. According to some information, about 200, 000 Serbs moved to Canada between 1991 and 1995", stated Jarcevic for SRNA.

BEOGRAD - The Democratic Party of Serbia reminded of the tragical second anniversary of the fall of RSK and "responsibility of Slobodan Milosevic's regime for the perishing of the Serbian people in previous years". In a communique, the Party said that "the Belgrade regime peacefully watched the columns of sufferers, but filed to react to crimes committed by the Croatian army."

BEOGRAD - The Belgrade layer Veljko Gberina, accused the president of the Serbian National Assemlby, Dragan Tomic, minister in the Serbian Government, Bratislava Morna, and retired general Bozidar Djokic of "being involved in tade with and betrayal of the RSK". Guberina reminded of Tomic's statement that "militant nut of the Fascit groupa leading hte demonstrators in Belgrade and Serbia is comprised of refuges fro mBosnia and Croatia" - the same opinion shared by Morina, whom Guberina accused of minimising the suffering of the Serbs in B-H and Croatia.

GRADISKA - Nine RS Army (VRS) members, detainees from the "Lora" prison in Croatia, were exchanged for the same number of captured Croatian soldiers, at the bridge between Gradiska and Stara Gradiska. One of nine amnestied Croat soldiers, Jurica Delic, refused to go to Croatia, and returned to Banjaluka.

SARAJEVO - Representatives of the international organisations in Sarajevo sent letters of protest to Muslim and Federal authorities regarding the attack on a group of Serbs, who came to visit their homes, and regarding the expulsion of the Muslims from the villages in the vicinity of Jajce. They warned that these events - especially for being organised in advance - threaten by further deterioration of the political situation, and requested an investigation into both incidents in order to identify and punish those responsible for the incidents.

BANJALUKA - The hearing of witnesses was continued in front of Grand Jury of the Main Court in Banjaluka in a court process against the Bosnian Muslims leader, Alija Izetbegovic, charged with war crimes against civilian population, wounded, sick and prisoners of war. Other than every day physical and psychical torture, witnesses testified about the prisoners forced to sing insulting songs about the Serbs. They pointed at Muslim leader as the main responsible for their suffering, and confirmed to send the compensation claims for their physical and psychical suffering to him directly.

BEOGRAD - The president of the Democratic Party (DS), Zoran Djindjic, stated that the DS Presidency would propose the boycott of the up-coming parliamentarian elections in Serbia to the DS Main Board.

PRISTINA - Unidentified attackers seriously wounded policemen Milomir Todic and Zoran Boskovic by automatic gun fire at the Srbica - Rudnik highway. Judge Vesna Ristic, who investigates this terrorist attack announced more details would be revealed tomorrow.

SARAJEVO - It is horrifying that we witness ethnic cleansing in the Croat- Muslim Federation territory a year and nine months after the signing of the Dayton agreement, stated UNHCR spokesman, Chris Janowski, Reuters reports. He stated at a press conference in Sarajevo that the West condemned the Croatian police and hard line policy in Jajce because of expulsion of hundreds of Muslim returnees.

MOSTAR - The president of the B-H Federation, Vladimir Soljic, stated for the Croat Radio-Herzeg-Bosnia that the coincidence of incidents in Jajce, Sintra deadlines and the forthcoming Tudjman-Izetbegovic meeting was not accidential. Soljic said the attempt of a mass Muslim return to the vicinity of Jajce was staged, and added that the Croatian party was, as always has been, accused of this without substantial arguments.

MOSTAR - The head of the Central Bosnian Parish, Ivan Saric, stated that there were no reports on a murder in Jajce, and that the situation in this city was far from being dramatic. Saric said there were no announcement or agreement on return of Muslims to the Jajce villages, and assessed all information concerning the clashes between Croatian residents and Muslim returnees, issued by the Federal Ministry of Interior and Ministry for refugees, as unilateral.

MOSTAR - The Croats in Jajce were provoked by unannounced mass return of the Muslims, carried out through help of the international organisations, stated the president of the Jajce Municipal Council. "Jajce authorities showed their cooperativeness in dealing with the issue of return of Muslim refugees, and at the moment when phased and agreed returns started to take place, Muslim refugees, as upon a prompt, attempted massive returns to their razed villages", reads a communique, quoted by Croatian Radio-Herzeg- Bosnia.

BRCKO - In the Brcko Public Security Centre zone of operation, the crime rate decreased for 26 per cent from last year, and the best record was made concerning serious crimes.

BANJALUKA - RS president Biljana Plavsic received members of the RS karate team, who won a gold and silver medal and took eighth place among teams at the Karate Championship in Perugia.


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