US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB2203

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: OCT 29, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB2203
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB2203 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-10-29 16:28:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PGOV PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR BK War Crimes
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291628Z Oct 92

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USEC BRUSSELS
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1023
USMISSION GENEVA
USMISSION USVIENNA
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2//
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22//
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5//
CTF SIXZERO//N2//
CTF SIXONE//N2//
CTF SIXTWO//N2//
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC//
FOSIF ROTA SP
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 ZAGREB 02203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: OCT 29, 1992 
 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  CROATIAN BUDGET DEFICIT HITS 400 BILLION 
DINARS (ALMOST USD 890 MILLION).  PRESIDENT 
TUDJMAN TELLS ISLANDERS THAT RECONSTRUCTION IS 
NUMBER ONE GOAL.  SERBS DESTROY BOSANSKI BROD 
CATHOLIC CHURCH.  ZUPANJA HIT BY 12 SERBIAN 
SHELLS.  B-10,000 CROATIAN ARMY SOLDIERS TO BE 
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RELEASED FROM SERVICE, BUT WITHOUT JOBS.  EX-JNA 
PILOT ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES.   VECERNJI LIST TO BE 
PRIVATIZED.  UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 262,000.  COCA COLA 
SETS UP A BUSINESS PRESENCE.  END SUMMARY. 
 
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GRANIC -- DEFICIT NOW SOME 400 BILLION DINARS 
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2.  DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MATE GRANIC TOLD A 
ZAGREB PRESS CONFERENCE OCTOBER 28 THAT CROATIA 
HAS A BUDGET DEFICIT OF 400 BILLION DINARS (ABOUT 
USD 890 MILLION), FROM ITS CURRENT ACCOUNTS OF 
WHICH 274 BILLION DINARS ARE FROM REGULAR ACCOUNTS 
AND 100 BILLION PLUS FROM LOSSES AT STATE-OWNED 
COMPANIES. 
 
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TUDJMAN TELLS ISLANDERS RECONSTRUCTION IS TOP GOAL 
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3.  ON HIS OCTOBER 27 VISIT TO THE DALMATIAN 
ISLANDS OF HVAR, VIS, AND LASTOVO, PRESIDENT 
TUDJMAN SAID RECONSTRUCTION IS CROATIA'S MOST 
IMPORTANT TASK SINCE ONE QUARTER OF CROATIA HAS 
BEEN DESTROYED. 
-- TUDJMAN SAID CROATIA HAD ACCEPTED UNPROFOR IN 
ORDER TO END THE WAR AND THEREBY LIMIT SUFFERING 
AND CASUALTIES.  UN FORCES WILL MEET THEIR 
OBLIGATIONS, BUT IF THEY FAIL, CROATIA WILL ITSELF 
ESTABLISH ITS AUTHORITY ON ITS OCCUPIED 
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TERRITORY.  DISPLACED PERSONS WILL RETURN TO THEIR 
HOMES AND NOBODY WILL HAVE TO EMIGRATE FROM 
CROATIA. 
 
--  ON THE ECONOMY, HE STRESSED THAT CROATS WILL 
 
 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1024 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
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CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 04 ZAGREB 02203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: OCT 29, 1992 
 
HAVE TO SURVIVE THIS "WINTER" OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 
HE COMMENTED THAT CROATIA WOULD SOON INTRODUCE ITS 
OWN HARD CURRENCY, THE CROWN, "WHICH WILL BE AS 
VALUABLE AS THE GERMAN MARK AND AMERICAN DOLLAR." 
 
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NEW ATTACKS ON ZUPANJA 
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4.  ON OCTOBER 28, SERBIAN FORCES FIRED TWELVE 
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ROUNDS ACROSS THE SAVA RIVER INTO ZUPANJA AND 
SURROUNDING VILLAGES.  ONE PERSON WAS INJURED AND 
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WAS DONE TO HOMES. 
 
5.  THE CROATIAN ARMY COMMAND IN KARLOVAC 
ANNOUNCED THAT SERBIAN FORCES FIRED AT CROATIAN 
POSITIONS NEAR CEROVAC AND KAMENSKO (SECTOR 
NORTH).  THE SAME DAY, SERBIAN FORCES ALSO FIRED 
AT CROATIAN ARMY POSITIONS NEAR ZADAR (PINK ZONE 
IN SECTOR SOUTH).  THE ATTACKERS ALSO BURNED DOWN 
CROATIAN HOUSES IN THE AREA OF ISLAM LATINSKI NEAR 
ZADAR.  ENEMY FORCES OPENED FIRE AT CROATIAN ARMY 
POSITIONS IN ORNICE NEAR GOSPIC.  THERE WERE NO 
CASUALTIES.  IN SECTOR EAST, SERBIAN FORCES IN 
OCCUPIED SARVAS ATTACKED CROATIAN ARMY POSITIONS 
NEAR NEMETIN. 
 
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8-10,000 HV SOLDIERS TO BE DE-MOBILIZED IN OSIJEK 
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6.  THE ZAGREB PRESS REPORTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT 
PLANS TO DEMOBILIZE 8-10,000 CROATIAN SOLDIERS IN 
THE OSIJEK DISTRICT.  AN UNFORTUNATE BY-PRODUCT OF 
THIS STEP WILL BE UNEMPLOYMENT.  THE MAJORITY OF 
THOSE TO BE DEMOBILIZED ARE DISPLACED PERSONS FROM 
OCCUPIED BARANJA AND EASTERN SLAVONIA.  THEY 
CANNOT RETURN HOME, AND WITHOUT A JOB THEY CANNOT 
SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES. 
 
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EX-JNA PILOT ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES 
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7.  THE DISTRICT PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE IN RIJEKA 
BROUGHT CHARGES AGAINST A FORMER YUGOSLAV ARMY 
 
 
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      NSAE-00  OCS-06   OIC-02   OMB-01   PA-02    PC-05    PM-02 
      PRS-01   P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-00  SIL-00   SNP-00 
      SP-00    SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-17   TRSE-00  T-01 
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O 291628Z OCT 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2527 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2308 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1025 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 03 OF 04 ZAGREB 02203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: OCT 29, 1992 
 
PILOT, A CROAT FROM THE ISLAND OF KORCULA.  HE IS 
ACCUSED OF LEADING A BOMBING ATTACK BY SIX JNA 
MIGS AGAINST THE VILLAGE OF KRASNO IN THE SENJ 
DISTRICT SEPTEMBER 20, 1991, WHICH KILLED TWO AND 
INJURED NINE CIVILIANS. 
 
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SERBS BLAST CHURCH IN BOSANSKI BROD 
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8.  THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. ELIAS IN BOSANSKI 
BROD WAS DESTROYED OCTOBER 26 BY SERBIAN 
IRREGULARS, ACCORDING TO THE ZAGREB PRESS, 
 
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VECERNJI LIST EN ROUTE TO PRIVATIZATION 
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9.  THE FIRST STAGE IN THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE 
ZAGREB DAQLY VECERNJI LIST  -- A RESTRICTED STOCK 
AUCTION -- TOOK PLACE OCTOBER 28.  EMPLOYEES AND 
RETIRED FORMER EMPLOYEES OF VECERNJI LIST WERE 
GIVEN THE FIRST CHANCE TO BUY SHARES IN THE 
COMPANY AND THEY PURCHASED SOME 13 PERCENT OF THE 
OFFERING. 
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UNEMPLOYMENT HITS 262,000 
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10.  BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, THE CROATIAN 
EMPLOYMENT OFFICE HAD 262,143 REGISTERED 
UNEMPLOYED.  IN ADDITION, THE GOVERNMENT HELPS 
47,000 WITH SOCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS AND PAYS 
OUT 767,149 RETIREMENT PENSIONS. 
 
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LOCAL COCA COLA HITS THE MARKET 
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11.  COCA COLA ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 27 THAT IT HAD 
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INVESTED USD 5.3 MILLION FOR A 39 PERCENT STAKE IN 
THE LOCAL ZAGREB BOTTLING AND DISTRIBUTION 
FRANCHISE.  AFTER TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF SECONDARY 
SALES EFFORTS, "COCA COLA BOTTLERS ZAGREB" HAS 
BEEN ESTABLISHED AS A STOCK COMPANY IN WHICH "THE 
 
 
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INFO  LOG-00   AID-01   AMAD-01  CA-02    CIAE-00  PFIP-01  C-01 
      DODE-00  CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01    HA-09    H-01     INRE-00 
      INR-01   IO-19    LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00   MFLO-03  M-01 
      NSAE-00  OCS-06   OIC-02   OMB-01   PA-02    PC-05    PM-02 
      PRS-01   P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-00  SIL-00   SNP-00 
      SP-00    SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-17   TRSE-00  T-01 
      ASDS-01    /103W 
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O 291628Z OCT 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2528 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2309 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1026 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 04 OF 04 ZAGREB 02203 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: OCT 29, 1992 
 
COCA COLA EXPORT CORPORATION" WILL PLAY A LEADING 
ROLE. 
 
NEITZKE 
 
 
 
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