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02/11/1994

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Russia Asks For Urgent U.N. Talks On Bosnia

The calls came as the U.N. deployed peacekeeping troops between Moslem and Serb forces in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, to enforce a cease-fire. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigory Karasin, in a mildly worded statement, called for a negotiated end to the siege of Sarajevo. ""The Russian Federation proposes the convening of an immediate Security Council session to examine practical ways of demilitarizing Sarajevo and introducing direct rule by the United Nations,"" Karasin told a briefing. Karasin's comments, avoiding any direct criticism of NATO, contrasted sharply with dark warnings issued hours earlier by Deputy Foreign Minister Anatoly Adamishin. Interfax quoted Adamishin as denouncing outright NATO's ultimatum early Friday morning to Bosnian Serb forces to withdraw artillery from Sarajevo in 10 days or face possible air strikes. ""Why should NATO make decisions on a settlement, especially by way of ultimatums and threats to use force?"" Adamishin said. ""This is not NATO's business.

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