Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 85

In a televised statementAugust 30, Russian president Boris Yeltsin denounced the NATOair strikes against Serbian positions in Bosnia as inappropriateand dangerous, and he and his government called for a UN SecurityCouncil session to consider what to do next. The Russian foreignministry complained that NATO had not consulted Moscow in advanceand said that it was "impermissible to wage a war againstonly one of the parties to the Bosnian conflict" and saidthat "a tit-for-tat tactic is a vicious circle." Meanwhile,the foreign ministries of the three Baltic states, the CentralAsian countries and Ukraine expressed their support for this actionagainst the authors of the Sarajevo atrocities.

Yeltsin Takes Control of Chechen Talks.