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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Dayton Boycotted

MOSCOW -- The government has decided against taking part in a meeting this week on the Dayton peace treaty as Yugoslavia has been barred from attending, Interfax quoted diplomatic sources as saying Monday. The Foreign Ministry said it could not confirm the report.

A meeting of foreign ministers of the nations that signed the treaty that ended the Bosnian war in 1995 is to be held Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels.

But Yugoslavia, plunged into international isolation with its president, Slobodan Milosevic, indicted as a war criminal, will not attend.

Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said after a meeting with Yugoslavian counterpart Zivadin Jovanovic last week that any interference with Yugoslav participation would harm the Dayton peace process.