Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 143

NATO and Russia have reached an agreement paving the way for Russian forces to take part in an alliance-led peace mission in Bosnia. "This is truly a historic day for NATO," US defense secretary William Perry told reporters after the agreement was announced in Brussels. Russia’s defense minister Pavel Grachev said Moscow would now send 1,500 troops to Bosnia where they will serve with US forces near Tuzla, but not come under the direct control of alliance generals. (1)

Human Rights Group Opposed to Moscow’s Entry Into CE.