US embassy cable - 95ZAGREB1681

OFDA DART/ZAGREB SITREP NO. 76

Identifier: 95ZAGREB1681
Wikileaks: View 95ZAGREB1681 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1995-04-26 18:10:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: EAID PHUM HR EAID PHUM HR EAID PHUM HR AORC EAID PHUM HR BK War Crimes
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UNCLASSIFIED SECTION 01 OF 03 ZAGREB  01681 
 
SIPDIS 

CINCUSAREUR HEIDELBERG GE//J3/J4/J5/POLAD// 
497IG AMHS BOLLING AFB DC//INAGE// 
SECDEF WASHDC//ISA/ISP// 
JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J2/J3/J4/J5// 
HQ JTF PP NAPLES IT//CA/POLAD// 
HQ JTF PROVIDE PROMISE FWD//J2/J3/J5// 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ZAGREB 001681 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE PASS TO AID 
VIENNA FOR BOSNIA 
AID FOR AA/BHR, ENI, BHR/FFP, AND BHR/OFDA/DRD 
BUDAPEST FOR RFMC/CEE 
STATE FOR IO, IO/PHO, EUR/EEA 
EUR/SCE, PM/ISP, AND PRM 
 
GENEVA FOR RMA 
 
SECDEF ALSO FOR OSD/HRA/IRVIN 
RAMSTEIN FOR DO/LG/XP/IN/POLAD// 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: EAID, PHUM, HR, EAID, PHUM, HR, EAID, PHUM, HR, AORC, EAID, PHUM, HR, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  OFDA DART/ZAGREB SITREP NO. 76 
 
REF:  ZAGREB 1641 
 
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SUMMARY 
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1.  UNHCR SUSPENDED CONVOY OPERATION ON APR 24 - 25 
AS A SECURITY PRECAUTION.  WORKING GROUP IN ANCONA 
DISCUSSES CONDITIONS FOR RESUMPTION OF AIRLIFT. 
UNHCR BUDGET CUTS ADVERSELY AFFECTS OFDA GRANTEE. 
FOR APRIL 24 - 25:  CONVOY INCIDENTS; UNHCR 
SUCCESSFUL CONVOY DELIVERIES; UNHCR SARAJEVO 
AIRLIFT; AND JTF PROVIDE PROMISE AIRDROP OPERATIONS. 
END SUMMARY. 
 
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UNHCR SUSPENDED CONVOY OPERATIONS AS A PRECAUTION 
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2.   ON APR 24 - 25, UNHCR SUSPENDED NEARLY ALL 
CONVOY OPERATIONS FROM BELGRADE, METKOVIC, AND 
ZAGREB AS A SECURITY PRECAUTION.  UNHCR FEARED THAT 
ITS STAFF COULD BE THE TARGET OF SERB REPRISALS 
FOLLOWING AN APR 24 ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE UN WAR 
CRIMES TRIBUNAL IN THE HAGUE, WHICH SINGLED OUT 
SEVERAL HIGH LEVEL SERB OFFICIALS AS SUSPECTED WAR 
CRIMINALS.  THE BOSNIAN SERB LEADER, RADOVAN 
KARADZIC, WAS ONE OF THE THREE BOSNIAN SERBS NAMED 
BY JUDGE GOLDSTONE.  ALTHOUGH THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE 
NOT BEEN INDICTED, THE INVESTIGATION COULD LEAD TO 
FORMAL CHARGES BY THE END OF THE YEAR. 
 
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HIGH-LEVEL WORKING GROUP IN ANCONA DISCUSSES AIRLIFT 
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3.   A HIGH-LEVEL WORKING GROUP MET IN ANCONA ON APR 
21 TO DISCUSS THE RESUMPTION OF THE SARAJEVO 
AIRLIFT.  IRC/SARAJEVO LOGISTICS OFFICER ATTENDED 
THE MEETING AND REPORTED THAT THE FOLLOWING THREE 
CONDITIONS WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT NOT 
NECESSARILY MET, BEFORE THE AIRLIFT COULD RESUME: 
A)  THE EXTENSION OF THE CEASEFIRE IN B-H; B) A 
GUARANTEE THAT THE FLIGHTS WILL NOT BE INTERFERED 
WITH IN ANY WAY INCLUDING IN-FLIGHT (TARGETING OF 
THE AIRCRAFT), ON THE GROUND (OBSTRUCTION OF CARGO), 
OR PASSENGER SELECTION/HARASSMENT; AND C) A RETURN 
TO THE JULY 1992 SARAJEVO AIRPORT AGREEMENT. 
 
4.   NOTE:  THE 1992 AIRPORT AGREEMENT STIPULATED 
SEVERAL THINGS INCLUDING THE  DEFINITION THAT AID IS 
COMPRISED OF FOOD, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, AND 
SHELTER/WINTER MATERIALS.  THE AGREEMENT FURTHER 
OUTLINES THAT ONLY CURSORY CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE ON 
THE "BLUE ROUTES", AND NO CONFISCATING OF GOODS, 
VEHICLES, OR PEOPLE.  END NOTE. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ACTION PRM-10 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-00   AMAD-01  CIAE-00  INL-02   OASY-00  DS-00 
      EB-01    EUR-01   OIGO-01  FBIE-00  HHS-01   H-01     SSA-01 
      TEDE-00  INR-00   IO-10    LAB-01   L-01     ADS-00   NSAE-00 
      OIC-02   PA-02    PM-00    PRS-01   P-01     SCT-00   SP-00 
      SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-01   TRSE-00  USIE-00  SNIS-00 
      NISC-01  PMB-00   DSCC-00  PRME-01  DRL-09   G-00       /049W 
                  ------------------C03FB8  281056Z /38 
O 261810Z APR 95 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5551 
USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 
USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE PRIORITY 
USMISSION USNATO 
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2/J3/J4/J5/EC POLAD// 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY LJUBLJANA 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
COM SIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
CINCUSAFE RAMSTEIN AB GE// 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 

 
 
 
 
 
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CINCUSAREUR HEIDELBERG GE//J3/J4/J5/POLAD// 
497IG AMHS BOLLING AFB DC//INAGE// 
SECDEF WASHDC//ISA/ISP// 
JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J2/J3/J4/J5// 
HQ JTF PP NAPLES IT//CA/POLAD// 
HQ JTF PROVIDE PROMISE FWD//J2/J3/J5// 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 03 ZAGREB 001681 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE PASS TO AID 
VIENNA FOR BOSNIA 
AID FOR AA/BHR, ENI, BHR/FFP, AND BHR/OFDA/DRD 
 
BUDAPEST FOR RFMC/CEE 
STATE FOR IO, IO/PHO, EUR/EEA 
EUR/SCE, PM/ISP, AND PRM 
 
GENEVA FOR RMA 
 
SECDEF ALSO FOR OSD/HRA/IRVIN 
RAMSTEIN FOR DO/LG/XP/IN/POLAD// 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PREF AORC, EAID, PHUM, UNHCR, UN, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  OFDA DART/ZAGREB SITREP NO. 76 
 
 
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UNHCR BUDGET CUTS AFFECT OFDA GRANTEE 
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PAGE 03        ZAGREB  01681  02 OF 03  280908Z 
 
5.   DURING A RECENT TRIP TO CENTRAL B-H, DART 
REPRESENTATIVES WERE TOLD BY IRC THAT THE PROPOSED 
UNHCR FUNDING REQUEST FOR SCHOOL AND HEALTH CENTER 
REHABILITATION WOULD NOT BE APPROVED.  A FAX FROM 
UNHCR/ZAGREB TO IRC INDICATED THAT "MRS. 
 OGATA (UN 
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES) HAS REDUCED THE 
UNHCR BUDGET FOR BOSNIA, AND THUS THE IRC PROPOSAL 
WOULD NOT BE FUNDED."  WHEREAS UNHCR USED TO BE THE 
BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO IRC PROGRAMS, IRC/BOSNIA HEAD 
OF OFFICE REPORTED THAT IRC NO LONGER HAS ANY AID 
PROJECTS FUNDED BY UNHCR.  FURTHERMORE, IRC'S HEAD 
OF OFFICE IS CONCERNED THAT THEIR OPERATIONS WILL BE 
SERIOUSLY HAMPERED IF UNHCR CONTINUES TO RECALL THE 
VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR IRC'S USE. 
 
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UNHCR CONVOY INCIDENTS 
---------------------- 
 
6.   IN ADDITION TO THE CONVOY CANCELLATIONS DUE TO 
SECURITY CONCERNS DETAILED IN PARA 2, UNHCR/ZAGREB 
REPORTED SEVERAL OTHER CANCELLATIONS ON APR 24 AND 
25.  FIVE CONVOYS WERE CANCELLED ON APR 24, AND 2 ON 
APR 25, PENDING NEGOTIATIONS ON ACCESS TO THE BIHAC 
POCKET.  TWO CONVOYS TO CAZIN WERE DENIED CLEARANCE 
BY THE KRAJINA SERBS - ONE ON APR 24 AND ONE ON APR 
25. 
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UNHCR SUCCESSFUL CONVOYS 
------------------------ 
 
7.   ON APRIL 24, UNHCR/METKOVIC REPORTED ONE 
SUCCESSFUL CONVOY TO TUZLA (160 MT OF MIXED FOOD). 
 
8.   ON APRIL 25, UNHCR/METKOVIC REPORTED TWO 
SUCCESSFUL CONVOYS TO ZENICA (A TOTAL OF 109 MT OF 
MIXED FOOD AND SLEEPING BAGS). 
 
9.   ALL OTHER CONVOYS WERE CANCELLED BY UNHCR FOR 
SECURITY REASONS.  SEE PARA 2 FOR DETAILS. 
 
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UNHCR SARAJEVO AIRLIFT 
---------------------- 
 
10.  THE HUMANITARIAN AIRLIFT TO SARAJEVO HAS BEEN 
INTERRUPTED SINCE APR 8 WHEN AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT 
WAS HIT BY 10 ROUNDS OF SMALL ARMS FIRE.  AS 
REPORTED IN REFTEL, THE UNHCR AIRLIFT IS NOT 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ACTION PRM-10 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-00   AMAD-01  CIAE-00  INL-02   OASY-00  DS-00 
      EB-01    EUR-01   OIGO-01  FBIE-00  HHS-01   H-01     SSA-01 
      TEDE-00  INR-00   IO-10    LAB-01   L-01     ADS-00   NSAE-00 
      OIC-02   PA-02    PM-00    PRS-01   P-01     SCT-00   SP-00 
      SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-01   TRSE-00  USIE-00  SNIS-00 
      NISC-01  PMB-00   DSCC-00  PRME-01  DRL-09   G-00       /049W 
                  ------------------C03FCB  281057Z /38 
O 261810Z APR 95 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5552 
USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 
USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE PRIORITY 
USMISSION USNATO 
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2/J3/J4/J5/EC POLAD// 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY LJUBLJANA 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
COM SIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
CINCUSAFE RAMSTEIN AB GE// 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 

 
 
 
 
 
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PAGE 02        ZAGREB  01681  03 OF 03  280908Z 
CINCUSAREUR HEIDELBERG GE//J3/J4/J5/POLAD// 
497IG AMHS BOLLING AFB DC//INAGE// 
SECDEF WASHDC//ISA/ISP// 
JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J2/J3/J4/J5// 
HQ JTF PP NAPLES IT//CA/POLAD// 
HQ JTF PROVIDE PROMISE FWD//J2/J3/J5// 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 
JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 03 OF 03 ZAGREB 001681 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE PASS TO AID 
VIENNA FOR BOSNIA 
AID FOR AA/BHR, ENI, BHR/FFP, AND BHR/OFDA/DRD 
 
BUDAPEST FOR RFMC/CEE 
STATE FOR IO, IO/PHO, EUR/EEA 
EUR/SCE, PM/ISP, AND PRM 
 
GENEVA FOR RMA 
 
SECDEF ALSO FOR OSD/HRA/IRVIN 
RAMSTEIN FOR DO/LG/XP/IN/POLAD// 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PREF AORC, EAID, PHUM, UNHCR, UN, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  OFDA DART/ZAGREB SITREP NO. 76 
 
EXPECTED TO RESUME UNTIL MAY 1 AT THE EARLIEST. 
 
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JTF PROVIDE PROMISE AIRDROPS 
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11.  JTF PROVIDE PROMISE AIRDROPS OVER B-H ARE 
INDEFINITELY POSTPONED DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS. 
THE LAST HUMANITARIAN AIRDROPS WERE CONDUCTED 
OVER BIHAC ON AUG 16. 
 
GALBRAITH 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PTQ4000 
 
 
 
 
 
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PAGE 01        ZAGREB  01681  02 OF 03  151652Z 
ACTION PRM-10 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AID-00   AMAD-01  CIAE-00  INL-02   OASY-00  DS-00 
      EB-01    EUR-01   OIGO-01  FBIE-00  HHS-01   H-01     SSA-01 
      TEDE-00  INR-00   IO-08    LAB-01   L-01     ADS-00   NSAE-00 
      OIC-02   PA-02    PM-00    PRS-01   P-01     SCT-00   SP-00 
      SR-00    SSO-00   SS-00    STR-01   TRSE-00  USIE-00  SNIS-00 
      NISC-01  PMB-00   DSCC-00  PRME-01  DRL-09   G-00       /047W 
                  ------------------C5CFC6  152214Z /38 
O 261810Z APR 95 
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5551 
USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 
USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE PRIORITY 
USMISSION USNATO 
USCINCEUR VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ2/J3/J4/J5/EC POLAD// 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY LJUBLJANA 
 
 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
COM SIXTHFLT//N2// 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 

 
 
 
 
 
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CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
CINCUSAFE RAMSTEIN AB GE// 
CINCUSAREUR HEIDELBERG GE//J3/J4/J5/POLAD// 
497IG AMHS BOLLING AFB DC//INAGE// 
SECDEF WASHDC//ISA/ISP// 
JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J2/J3/J4/J5// 
HQ JTF PP NAPLES IT//CA/POLAD// 
HQ JTF PROVIDE PROMISE FWD//J2/J3/J5// 
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 
JAC MOLESWORQ RAF MOLESWORTH UK 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 03 ZAGREB 001681 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
STATE PASS TO AID 
VIENNA FOR BOSNIA 
AID FOR AA/BHR, ENI, BHR/FFP, AND BHR/OFDA/DRD 
 
BUDAPEST FOR RFMC/CEE 
STATE FOR IO, IO/PHO, EUR/EEA 
EUR/SCE, PM/ISP, AND PRM 
 
GENEVA FOR RMA 
 
SECDEF ALSO FOR OSD/HRA/IRVIN 
RAMSTEIN FOR DO/LG/XP/IN/POLAD// 
E.O. 12356: N/A 
TAGS: PREF, AORC, EAID, PHUM, UNHCR, UN, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  OFDA DART/ZAGREB SITREP NO. 76 
 
 
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UNHCR BUDGET CUTS AFFECT OFDA GRANTEE 
------------------------------------- 
 
5.   DURING A RECENT TRIP TO CENTRAL B-H, DART 
REPRESENTATIVES WERE TOLD BY IRC THAT THE PROPOSED 
UNHCR FUNDING REQUEST FOR SCHOOL AND HEALTH CENTER 
REHABILITATION WOULD NOT BE APPROVED.  A FAX FROM 
UNHCR/ZAGREB TO IRC INDICATED THAT "MRS. 
 OGATA (UN 
HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES) HAS REDUCED THE 
UNHCR BUDGET FOR BOSNIA, AND THUS THE IRC PROPOSAL 
WOULD NOT BE FUNDED."  WHEREAS UNHCR USED TO BE THE 
BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO IRC PROGRAMS, IRC/BOSNIA HEAD 
OF OFFICE REPORTED THAT IRC NO LONGER HAS ANY AID 
PROJECTS FUNDED BY UNHCR.  FURTHERMORE, IRC'S HEAD 
OF OFFICE IS CONCERNED THAT THEIR OPERATIONS WILL BE 
SERIOUSLY HAMPERED IF UNHCR CONTINUES TO RECALL THE 
VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR IRC'S USE. 
 
---------------------- 
UNHCR CONVOY INCIDENTS 
---------------------- 
 
6.   IN ADDITION TO THE CONVOY CANCELLATIONS DUE TO 
SECURITY CONCERNS DETAILED IN PARA 2, UNHCR/ZAGREB 
REPORTED SEVERAL OTHER CANCELLATIONS ON APR 24 AND 
25.  FIVE CONVOYS WERE CANCELLED ON APR 24, AND 2 ON 
APR 25, PENDING NEGOTIATIONS ON ACCESS TO THE BIHAC 
POCKET.  TWO CONVOYS TO CAZIN WERE DENIED CLEARANCE 
BY THE KRAJINA SERBS - ONE ON APR 24 AND ONE ON APR 
25. 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 

 
 
 
 
 
                           UNCLASSIFIED 
 
PAGE 04        ZAGREB  01681  02 OF 03  151652Z 
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UNHCR SUCCESSFUL CONVOYS 
------------------------ 
 
7.   ON APRIL 24, UNHCR/METKOVIC REPORTED ONE 
SUCCESSFUL CONVOY TO TUZLA (160 MT OF MIXED FOOD). 
 
8.   ON APRIL 25, UNHCR/METKOVIC REPORTED TWO 
SUCCESSFUL CONVOYS TO ZENICA (A TOTAL OF 109 MT OF 
MIXED FOOD AND SLEEPING BAGS). 
 
9.   ALL OTHER CONVOYS WERE CANCELLED BY UNHCR FOR 
SECURITY REASONS.  SEE PARA 2 FOR DETAILS. 
 
---------------------- 
UNHCR SARAJEVO AIRLIFT 
---------------------- 
 
10.  THE HUMANITARIAN AIRLIFT TO SARAJEVO HAS BEEN 
INTERRUPTED SINCE APR 8 WHEN AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT 
WAS HIT BY 10 ROUNDS OF SMALL ARMS FIRE.  AS 
REPORTED IN REFTEL, THE UNHCR AIRLIFT IS NOT 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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