SECOND MEETING AT HOTEL "FONTANA" IN BRATUNAC
Dutch battalion Commander Colonel Karremans returned to Hotel "Fontana" accompanied by a representative of the refugees and a representative from the town's civil administration. General Ratko Mladic said at the meeting: "I want you to write this down…first you need to lay down your weapons…and all those that lay down their weapons…I guarantee their lives…you have my word…as a general, and as a man…I will use my influence…to help innocent Muslim civilians, who are not a military target of the VRS…to be able to make this decision, as a man, and as a commander…I need to get a clear answer…from the representatives of your people whether you want to survive or disappear…and I am ready to receive in the morning a delegation…of authorized persons…from the Muslim side…at 10 o'clock at this location…with whom I can talk…about saving your people….people from the enclave…the former enclave of Srebrenica. At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning I will suspend operations…the fate of your people is in your hands…and not just in this territory…"

With that the long meeting ended.
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