UN – SRSG - JULY 19th, 1995
On the basis of his recent meeting with President SRJ Slobodan Milosevic and General Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Yasushi Akashi was hopeful that both might feel it opportune to show some generosity. He sought the views of the UNPROFOR Commander, who responded that "peacekeeping [had] come to an end," and that the safe area policy had "manifestly failed." In his view, the war would continue for some time, until there was "symmetry" in the territorial holdings of the belligerents. He thought that this symmetry might emerge as time was not on the side of the Bosnian Serbs, who he predicted would become relatively weaker as the months wore on. He warned that the Serbs would seek a ceasefire which would "seal their territorial gains."
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