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September 14, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's scathing condemnation of NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serbs appears aimed at securing Moscow a more prominent role in mediating the Balkan conflict, but that quest for diplomatic glory may backfire if the Kremlin fails to bring its allies to heel. Whether Russia succeeds in elevating its profile in the international arena hinges on how much influence it really wields with the intransigent Bosnian Serbs, who have a history of taking advantage of Moscow's protection.
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September 14, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia's scathing condemnation of NATO air strikes against Bosnian Serbs appears aimed at securing Moscow a more prominent role in mediating the Balkan conflict, but that quest for diplomatic glory may backfire if the Kremlin fails to bring its allies to heel. Whether Russia succeeds in elevating its profile in the international arena hinges on how much influence it really wields with the intransigent Bosnian Serbs, who have a history of taking advantage of Moscow's protection.
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February 14, 1993 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new U.S. special envoy to the Balkans, Reginald Bartholomew, won assurances Saturday that Russia will cooperate to end ethnic warfare there but was warned that the Russian legislature will resist tougher sanctions against Serbia. "We made a thorough analysis of the state of affairs in the former Yugoslavia and agreed to work together to achieve a just and balanced settlement in Bosnia-Herzegovina," Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev said after a 90-minute meeting with Bartholomew.
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February 14, 1993 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The new U.S. special envoy to the Balkans, Reginald Bartholomew, won assurances Saturday that Russia will cooperate to end ethnic warfare there but was warned that the Russian legislature will resist tougher sanctions against Serbia. "We made a thorough analysis of the state of affairs in the former Yugoslavia and agreed to work together to achieve a just and balanced settlement in Bosnia-Herzegovina," Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev said after a 90-minute meeting with Bartholomew.
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