. In a statement issued August8, Duma Chairman Ivan Rybkin voiced "outrage" over Croatia’sactions, urged that "Croatia’s leaders be decisively rebuffedby the world community," and warned that the Duma "cannot and will not calmly watch this course of events." DemocraticParty leader Sergei Glaziev, Agrarian Party leader Mikhail Lapshin,Liberal Democratic Party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, and otherprominent Duma members proposed inviting Bosnian Serb leader RadovanKaradzic to address an extraordinary Duma session. These attitudessuggest that a possible deal by the Foreign Ministry with Tudjman,based on expediency, may face trouble in the Duma, whose nationalistmajority has all along sympathized with the Serb cause.
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