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Bosnia / Civil War / Sarajevo / United Nations Peacekeepers #160074

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 27, 1995
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(Studio: Catherine Crier) Report introduced. [Note: local weather bulletin on screen 5:33:50 - 5:35:30.]

(Sarajevo: Tony Birtley) Major battle in Bosnia between UN peacekeepers and Bosnian Serbs featured; scenes shown from Sarajevo and of UN hostages chained to possible NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strike targets. [UN spokesman Alex IVANKO - describes the Serb treatment of United Nations soldiers.] [Bosnian Serb spokesman Jovan ZAMETICA, Bosnian vice president Ejup GANIC - offer different views on the UN.] [UN protection force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Gary COWARD - comments.] The results of the Serb retaliation in response to United Nations air strikes noted.

(London: Jim Laurie) Crisis meetings to try to determine a way for the humiliated United Nations forces to get out of Bosnia featured; details given of various reactions by the United Nations and the western allies. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - reacts to the initiate from Russian foreign minister Pavel Grachev.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary General Willy CLAES - calls the hostage-taking uncivilized.] [Bosnian Prime Minister Haris SILAJDZIC - urges UN/NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) not to back down.]

Birtley, Tony;
Crier, Catherine;
Laurie, Jim

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