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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 98-02-24

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From: The Serbian Unity Congress Server at http://www.suc.org


FEB. 24, 1998 EVENING

NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BIJELJINA - The President of RS National Assembly Dragan Kalinic announced in Banjaluka that the fourth session of the assembly would be held in the first half of March and probably last two days. "It is necessary for many things to go through assembly's procedure, and before the next week we will determine the place and time of holding of the new parliamentary session" Kalinic explained for SRNA after a consultative meeting with chiefs of delegates' clubs of parliamentary parties.

SARAJEVO - The RS Prime Minister Milorad Dodik and International Community High Representative Carlos Westendorp signed in Banjaluka a protocol on allotting DM 4 millions to RS, from anticipated 14 millions - the spokesman of Office of High Representative (OHR) Duncan Boulivant said at a regular press-conference in Sarajevo. Funds of the first direct help for RS will be used for paying of salaries to workers in education, customs officials and members of the RS Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP).

SAMAC - Simo Zaric, the third accused with alleged war crimes in the region of Samac committed in the war, left from Samac for The Hague. He, like other two persons from Samac Miroslav Tadic and Milan Simic, have decided to voluntarily appear before the Tribunal intending to deny all accusations pronounced on the base of unreliable testimonies. In 1995 The Hague war crimes tribunal brought charges against Zaric according the Article 2, point "D" and Article 5, point "G" of the Tribunal's Statute, which is accusing him for being one of the organisers of exile and deportation of non Serbian inhabitants from the region of the municipality of Samac between April 17 and September 4 of 1992.

SARAJEVO - The spokesman of OHR Duncan Boulivant confirmed for SRNA in Sarajevo that "taken transmitters will be returned to Serbian Radio- Television (SRT) in few days". Boulivant reminded that returning of the transmitters was result the Agreement between RS Government and OHR.

DOBOJ - The Police Station (CJB) of Doboj warned inhabitants to be cautious and protect their personal and property safety from fires which could be set by Muslim returnees in border settlements of the Doboj's municipality. In a CJB announcement is said that members of SFOR had been guarding the inhabitants of Muslim-Croat federation who had been working on their former estates tilling the ground for return in the border settlement of Svjetlic.

SARAJEVO - A member of delegation of European Parliament Konrad Schwaiger stated for SRNA that EU were supporting RS Government and announced that help of 40 millions of ecus would arrive before November of this year. "Reconstruction of the infrastructure, which is depending on this help, would enable sooner return of refugees from abroad, and because of that EU support for RS is necessary" - Schwaiger explained. He added that "EU capabilities are making possible appropriating of only DM 500,000,000 for reconstruction and development of RS, from which, depending on the number of inhabitants, RS should receive one third".

PRISTINA - Traffic on relation Srbica-Suvo Grlo has been discontinued since last Thursday, when five-members Albanian gang stopped a local bus on this line and mistreated passengers of Serbian nationality. About ten workers from Suvo Grlo have not been coming to their jobs in Srbica's firms since than. According to testimonies of the local residents, none of representatives of the authority has come to visit them yet, not even members of MUP.

BANJALUKA - By building of a SFOR's tank test range in Glamoc return of refugees from 23 abandoned Serbian villages, from which 5 Orthodox cemetery should be transferred, will be made impossible - the vice-president of B&H Alternative Ministry Council (AMS) Miodrag Zivanovic stated in Banjaluka. He forwarded severe critic to current B&H authorities because they had approved building of the test range in agreement with SFOR's command.

BANJALUKA - The RS Minister of Information Rajko Vasic stated that an unique informative system of SRT should be established in two or three days, by which several months' phase of informative darkness would be finished. "At latest tomorrow signal of unique SRT will cover about 90% of RS territory, and in few days a unique program should be seen in whole RS" - the Minister Vasic said in a central informative broadcast of Serbian Television Dnevnik.

TREBINJE - Serbs who visited their homes near Capljina and Stoce on Saturday found there a real wasteland - the Association "Neretva" for return and renewal of spiritual and cultural values of Serbian people from Neretva's valley with headquarters in Trebinje reported. Many of 500 Serbs arrived on their properties and ancestors' graveyards for the first time in six years and were shocked with what they had seen - many houses were razed to the ground, and everything which had any value had been taken away from the properties. All orchards and trees had been cut down, vineyards and plantations destroyed, and not even accessory buildings have been spared.

NEW YORK - The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is explaining the Treaty with Iraqi Government on weapons control at the session of Security Council in UN Headquarters in New York. The U.S. Ambassador in UN Bill Richardson assessed this Treaty as "a step in a good direction", but thinks it is necessary for it to be tested in practice and verified, before it was accepted in writing by the Security Council. It is being assessed in New York that by this Treaty the UN Secretary General managed to avoid "The Gulf War - the second part". The U.S. President Bill Clinton also announced a possibility for U.S.A. to accept the Treaty as weel, but said they "expect from Iraq deeds, and not words".

ZAGREB - The International Community High Representative for B&H Carlos Westendorp stated that Croatia had promised support in the replacing of several mayors of Croatian towns in Muslim-Croat federation, putting premium on the first man of Stoce, because they are obstacles for implementation of the Dayton peace accord - Routers reports. "We are asking Croatian authorities to replace those people and appoint on their positions those who would respect the Dayton peace accord" - Westendorp said after talks he had with the Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mato Granic in Zagreb.

STOLAC - Muslim Municipal Council of Stoce, which is in exile, asked OHR to immediately stop burning of Muslim houses in Croat-controlled Stolac - the Muslim Radio Sarajevo reports. Muslim refugees from Stolac remind Office of High International Representative Carlos Westendorp that, regardless of their good will, the Muslim houses in Stolac are on fire again, while their remaining property is being destroyed in the most brutal way by the current inhabitants of Stolac.

MOSTAR - The UN spokesman in Mostar Kelly Moore confirmed that after last night's explosion in the Muslim settlement of Donja Mahala in Mostar seven vehicles with Croatian licence plates have been stoned and two persons in them injured - media in Muslim-Croat federation report. According to them, the traffic has been discontinued during the whole night on this new line of communications between Bulevar and Donja Mahala, where this incident took place, and on the same road increased number of SFOR's and IPTF's vehicles has been noticed.

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