WASHINGTON — U.S.-run peace talks next week on the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina will be delayed one day so Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin can register his support by meeting with three Balkan leaders in Moscow.
The Kremlin session set for Tuesday stems from Yeltsin's pledge to President Clinton to work with the United States to promote a settlement. But it also could be risky for the Russian leader.
His critics say he walks in the tracks of the United States and is abandoning the Serbs, cultural and religious cousins to the Russians.
U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who announced the meeting Wednesday, said Yeltsin is "taking a step toward peace in the Balkans."