US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB2362

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 12, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB2362
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB2362 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-11-12 15:31:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PGOV PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR PREL PHUM MOPS PREF HR BK War Crimes
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121531Z Nov 92

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USEC BRUSSELS
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1027
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 03 ZAGREB 02362 
 
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, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 12, 1992 
 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  EX-JNA GENERAL GOES ON TRIAL IN SPLIT FOR WAR 
CRIMES.  CROATIA AND RUSSIA SIGN NATURAL GAS 
DEAL.  FIRST PRISONERS PARDONED UNDER NEW AMNESTY 
LAW.  SERBIAN CAPO MARTIC THREATENS UNPROFOR. 
KRSKO A-PLANT RESTARTED AFTER MECHANICAL PROBLEM. 
ZUPANIJA AND SECTOR NORTH VILLAGE SHELLED BY 
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SERBS.  GASOLINE PRICES BOOSTED FIFTY PERCENT 
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.  END SUMMARY. 
 
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TRIAL OF JNA GENERAL MLADINIC IN SPLIT 
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2.  THE DISTRICT COURT IN SPLIT OPENED LEGAL 
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST FORMER JNA GENERAL NIKOLA 
MLADINIC (FROM RIJEKA) AND 17 JNA OFFICERS WHO ARE 
ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES.  MLADINIC IS IN CUSTODY, 
AND THE OTHER OFFICERS ARE TO BE TRIED IN 
ABSENTIA.  ALL THE OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF 
BLOCKADING CROATIA'S ADRIATIC PORTS AND SHELLING 
SPLIT, SOLIN, KASTEL, TROGIR, PLOCE, AND THE 
ADRIATIC ISLANDS.  THE ATTACKS CAUSED CASUALTIES 
AND HEAVY PROPERTY DAMAGE. 
 
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CROATIAN/RUSSIAN AGREEMENT FOR NATURAL GAS 
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3.  CROATIA AND RUSSIA HAVE SIGNED A LONG-TERM 
CONTRACT IN MOSCOW FOR DELIVERY OF RUSSIAN NATURAL 
GAS TO CROATIA.  IN 1993, RUSSIA WILL SEND 900 
MILLION CUBIC METERS OF GAS WITH A POSSIBLE 
INCREASE TO 1.2 BILLION CUBIC METERS BY THE YEAR 
2010.  CROATIAN MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY FRANJO 
KAJFEZ TOLD THE PRESS THAT THIS CONTRACT SECURES 
NEEDED SUPPLIES UNTIL NEW DEPOSITS OF NATURAL GAS 
CAN BE FOUND IN CROATIA. 
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FIRST CASES UNDER CROATIAN AMNESTY LAW 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-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 
      RPE-00     /102W 
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O 121531Z NOV 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0000 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2364 
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 1028 
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 02 OF 03 ZAGREB 02362 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 12, 1992 
 
4.  THE PRESIDENT'S CABINET ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 11 
PRESIDENT TUDJMAN'S DECISION TO PARDON 104 PERSONS 
UNDER THE NEW AMNESTY LAW.  THE BENEFICIARIES 
INCLUDED CROATIAN SOLDIERS SENTENCED FOR MINOR 
CRIMINAL ACTS, 38 SERBIAN PEASANTS FROM BUDIMCI 
SENTENCED FOR WEAPONS VIOLATIONS, AND OTHER 
CIVILIANS. 
 
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MARTIC THREATENS UNPROFOR FORCES 
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5.  ON NOVEMBER 9, A SERBIAN "KRAJINA" DELEGATION 
LED BY MILAN MARTIC, RETURNING FROM OKUCANI, HAD 
TO WAIT ONE HOUR AT THE UNPROFOR CONTROL POINT ON 
THE SAVA BRIDGE NEAR BOSANSKA GRADISKA.  MARTIC 
ANNOUNCED THAT IN THE FUTURE HE WILL NOT TOLERATE 
SUCH UNPROFOR DELAYS AND, IF HE WERE DELAYED 
AGAIN, UNPROFOR WOULD "SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES." 
MARTIC OPPOSES DISARMAMENT OF THE KRAJINA MILITIA 
BY UNPROFOR AND ORDERED UN FORCES TO WITHDRAW FROM 
THE CONTROL POINT ON THE BRIDGE NEAR BOSANSKA 
GRADISKA BY NOVEMBER 13 SO THAT THE "KRAJINA 
POLICE" CAN TAKE CHARGE. 
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KRSKO A-PLANT RESTARTED AFTER ONE DAY SHUTDOWN 
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6.  THE NUCLEAR PLANT LOCATED IN KRSKO, SLOVENIA, 
WAS RESTARTED NOVEMBER 11 AT 20 PERCENT CAPACITY 
AFTER MINOR MECHANICAL TROUBLE HAD CAUSED A 
SHUTDOWN NOVEMBER 10.  THE FACILITY IS EXPECTED TO 
REACH FULL GENERATING CAPACITY IN SEVEN TO TEN 
DAYS. 
 
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ZUPANJA SHELLED - 5 WOUNDED 
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7.  ON NOVEMBER 11, SERBIAN FORCES FIRED 70 
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ARTILLERY ROUNDS ACROSS THE SAVA RLVER INTO 
ZUPANJA.  FIVE PERSONS WERE INJURED AND 
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WAS DONE TO HOMES. 
 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-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 
      RPE-00     /102W 
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O 121531Z NOV 92 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0000 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
USIA WASHDC 2365 
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 1029 
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 03 ZAGREB 02362 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PHUM, MOPS, PREF, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: NOV 12, 1992 
 
SERBIAN ATTACKS IN SECTOR NORTH ON MOSCENICA 
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8.  AFTER A LULL OF MANY WEEKS IN UNPA SECTOR 
NORTH, SERBIAN PARAMILITARY FORMATIONS NEAR 
PETRINJA OPENED MACHINE-GUN FIRE ON THE VILLAGE OF 
MOSCENICA NOVEMBER 10.  APPROXIMATELY 3,000 
DISPLACED PERSONS HAD RETURNED TO MOSCENICA AND 
REGULAR BUS LINES FROM SISAK TO MOSCENICA HAVE 
BEEN RE-ESTABLISHED.  THE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN 
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MOSCENICA HAS BEEN OPENED NOT ONLY FOR THE PUPILS 
OF THIS VILLAGE BUT ALSO FOR DISPLACED STUDENTS 
FROM THE PETRINJA AREA. 
 
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GASOLINE COSTS 50 PERCENT MORE 
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9.  ON NOVEMBER 12, THE GOVERNMENT RAISED THE 
PRICE OF GASOLINE BY 50 PERCENT.  HEATING-OIL 
PRICES REMAIN UNCHANGED.  PETROLEUM PRODUCTS HAVE 
INCREASED 482.4 PERCENT SINCE DECEMBER 1991. 
NEITZKE 
 
 
 
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