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June 16, 1992
Serbian opposition forces have called for a massive anti-Communist demonstration Sunday--which should provide the first real test of public resolve to tough out U.N. sanctions. The trade ban, oil embargo and severed transportation links imposed May 30 have begun to inconvenience Serbs, causing some to question the policies of nationalist President Slobodan Milosevic. The international community considers Milosevic chiefly responsible for a year of warfare that has killed 16,000.
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June 5, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 4, 1992 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 2, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dodging the hardest punch of international sanctions, the defiant Serbian government announced conservation measures Monday to prevent panic-buying from creating a gasoline shortage. The emergency energy-savings program reported by the Tanjug news agency did not specifically say that gas rationing is planned, but Western diplomats in this increasingly ostracized capital said they have been told that ration coupons have already been prepared for issue to private car owners.
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June 2, 1992 | Times Staff Writer
The United States on Monday branded weekend parliamentary elections held in Serbia and Montenegro as "undemocratic from the start." State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler, scornfully referring to President Slobodan Milosevic's Serbia-Montenegro alliance as the "so-called Federal Republic of Yugoslavia," said the elections were "neither free nor fair nor legitimate." Tutwiler also said that the U.N.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER and CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Punishing a European state for the first time in U.N. history, the Security Council on Saturday imposed an oil embargo and a host of other sanctions on Serbian-led Yugoslavia for its bloody and shocking aggression against Bosnia-Herzegovina. By their speeches and their votes, members of the 15-member council made it clear that they were infuriated by the murder of civilians and the flight of refugees on a scale not seen in Europe since the end of World War II.
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May 28, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, while counseling another try at peaceful persuasion, told the Security Council on Wednesday that it may be necessary as a last resort to send U.N. troops into Bosnia-Herzegovina to move supplies to civilians trapped in besieged cities. But Boutros-Ghali, in a report sent to the 15 members of the council but not yet publicly released, warned that "combat missions . . . would be extremely difficult and expensive."
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