May 27, 1995 |
Instead of bombing the Bosnian Serbs into submission, the sudden show of force by the United States and its European allies may have the unintended effect of strengthening hard-line Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic among his radical followers. And if that happens, U.S.-backed efforts to isolate Karadzic in the interest of finding a peaceful settlement will suffer.
August 18, 1994 |
Hampered by a blockade imposed by their allies in the rump Yugoslavia, Bosnian Serb forces Wednesday turned to the U.N. Protection Force with a demand for fuel to run their sputtering war machine. A letter delivered from Bosnian Serb headquarters in nearby Pale to the U.N. command center here put peacekeepers on notice that they would be barred from traveling through Bosnian Serb-held territory unless they supplied rebels with gasoline at each armed checkpoint, said U.N. spokesman Maj.
June 4, 1992 |
An hour after the Security Council clamped sanctions on Serbia on Saturday, it received a report--made public Wednesday--saying Belgrade does not control the main Serbian militia fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The report by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and his chief peacekeeper, Marrack Goulding, also said Croatians are involved in the fighting in Bosnia. Security Council ambassadors are wondering now whether they were too tough on Serbia.
November 18, 1992 |
The major Western powers charged with enforcing a new U.N.-ordered naval blockade of Serbia and Montenegro plan to board and search suspicious vessels--and fire shots if necessary--to prevent them from delivering cargo to the rump Yugoslavia, officials said Tuesday.
April 9, 1993 |
Russia tried to weaken and delay a U.N. sanctions resolution against Serbia on Thursday, but the Security Council rejected the move and decided to follow its original plan to approve the sanctions next Monday, diplomatic sources said. The sources said the Russian attempt upset U.S. Ambassador Madeleine Albright, who said she was "astounded and totally surprised" by the long list of amendments presented by Russian Ambassador Yuli M. Vorontsov at a closed session of the council.
June 5, 1992 |
Serbian forces shelled Sarajevo on Thursday as a U.N. official sought vainly to open a corridor for humanitarian aid to starving residents of the Bosnian capital. The continuing battles racking Bosnia-Herzegovina suggest that U.N. sanctions imposed nearly a week ago against Serb-controlled Yugoslavia have done little to deter aggression that has taken 5,700 lives in less than two months.