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Serbian opposition representatives in London

Serbian opposition representatives today called on Western countries to lessen the sanctions on Yugoslavia so that heating installations and power plants can be repaired before the coming winter, Reuters reports. At a joint press conference, representatives of the Democratic Party, Zoran Zivkovic and Slobodan Vuksanovic, and the Serbian Renewal Movement, Ognjen Pribicevic, warned that if Western countries do not supply the oil for heating and the reparation of power plants bombarded by NATO, the Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic will use this to his political advantage over the Serbian people who are suffering. "Of course Milosevic is going to try to use that aid but we do not have any alternative.... If the International community does not support us in the towns where we have a majority, the real difficulty will be for us not for Milosevic", said Vuksanovic. The Serbian Renewal Movement representative, Ognjen Pribicevic said that the most important thing for them was to obtain confirmation that the West would not make any deal with Milosevic. The Opposition party representatives also stated that they are trying to overcome their differences about how to overthrow Milosevic.

Source: B92

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