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Srpska Republika News Agency (SRNA), 97-07-08

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


JULY 8 1997 EVENING

NEWS REVIEW, REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

BANJALUKA - The President of Republika Srpska (RS) Biljana Plavsic met in Banjaluka with the General Staff board of officers and commanders of the Corpses of the Army of Republika Srpska (VRS). According to the announcement issued by the RS presidential cabinet, they analysed the situation after the publishing of the letter sent by the General Staff to the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Biljana Plavsic, and a member of the Presidency of B&H, Momcilo Krajisnik. The letter was a top secret document and should not have been published in public.

SARAJEVO - Presidents of the municipalities of Republika Srpska (RS) gave full support to the attitudes of the Parliament and other state institutions at a meeting held with the president and the vice-president of the National Assembly of RS, Dragan Kalinic and Miroslav Vjestica, respectively. The announcement issued by the RS Parliament speaker's office stresses that 'the decisiveness for defending the democratic institutions and preserving the stability of authority in RS and in the municipalities was concluded at the working-consultative meeting'.

TREBINJE - The RS prime minister Gojko Klickovic talked in Trebinje with representatives of the political and economic life of this municipality. They gave most of their attention to the problem of the housing of refugees. The premier Klickovic stated that the Government will, in cooperation with the Ministry for Refugees and Displaced Persons, do its utmost for creating conditions for closing the collective centres in which a great number of refugees is still housed.

SARAJEVO - The members of the Presidency of B&H met in the National Museum in Sarajevo dealing with the division of embassies and diplomatic missions in abroad. No statements were given after the meeting.

SARAJEVO - The deputy foreign minister in the Council of Ministers, Dragan Bozanic, stated that the division of the diplomatic-consular missions between RS and the Federation of B&H was discussed at a meeting of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of B&H. The meeting was attended by the members of the Presidency, Momcilo Krajisnik, Kresimir Zubak and Alija Izetbegovic. After the meeting, Bozanic pointed out that the problems emerged in the different interpretations of the Dayton Agreement, although it (the Dayton Agreement) is clear even in regard to the embassies and other diplomatic missions, because at least one third of these bodies belongs to RS.

SARAJEVO - A member of the RS Senate, Kosta Cavoski, expressed his concern about the current political crisis in RS, warning that 'the fate of the real Serbian state was risked'. While being a guest with the Serb Radio-TV, he specified that 'the RS president is, according to the Constitution, authorised to disband the Parliament without stating separately reasons, but only after she hears the opinions of the prime minister and the speaker of the Parliament. This was not the case'.

BANJALUKA - The IPTF spokesman for the West region, Alun Roberts, confirmed in Banjaluka that the Croatian Court in Drvar sentenced two Serb returnees to a twenty days prison term, fining them per DM 20 each. 'The fact that the trial against two accused Serbs was carried out without the hearing of witnesses and the knowledge of the IPTF police station in Drvar is worrying us the most'.

BANJALUKA - The SFOR South-West Sector spokesman, Adrian Wilkinson, stated at a press conference in Banjaluka that SFOR is to continue exercising its duty and mandate pursuant to Annex 1. of the Dayton Agreement. He denied information that the stabilisation forces are in a higher degree of alert. He also denied some claims that the SFOR personnel are securing the Banski Dvor building in Banjaluka in which the RS president Biljana Plavsic's cabinet is seated.

SOKOLAC - A Muslim terrorist was killed in last night's Muslim attack on the village of Gornji Drapnici, in the Municipality of Sokolac, reports the Radio, Studio-Romaniya, citing sources from the RS Army 5th Corps Command. A five member sabotage group spent the whole day yesterday in the nearby Muslim village of Sasevci and about 23:30 hrs attacked on Gornje Drapnice intending to massacre its residents among which there are mainly the old and helpless.

PRIJEDOR - A meeting of support to the decisions made by the RS president Biljana Plavsic took place in Prijedor. The meeting was organised by the Co- Ordination Board of the opposition parties of RS. The head of the Main Board of the Serbian Party of the Krajina and Posavina, Zeljko Petkovic, spoked about criminal in the governmental organs and the occurrences preceded to the making of the decision on dissolving the Parliament.

BELGRADE - The Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic sent a letter to the RS president Biljana Plavsic and the president from RS in the Presidency of B&H, Momcilo Krajisnik, saying that 'the crisis in the relations of the top state institutions must be overcome by cooperation'. 'Both sides stated very hard words that are not to become an obstacle for overcoming the crisis. Instead of escalating the conflict it is necessary to establish unity and harmony for the benefit of the rapid overcoming of the difficulties in the functioning of the key institutions in RS', says the letter.

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