become homeless as the result of Serbian aggression in the territory of the|
former Yugoslavia. Fighting resumed in Croatia. Croatian forces reopened a
highway connecting Zadar with the rest of the country that was being blocked
by irregular Serb forces. They drove the Serbs back, but the fighting only
slowed down; it did not completely stop. The Serbs had tried to blow up a
dam that would have flooded civilian areas, but Croatian engineers soon had
matters under control and prevented an ecological disaster. In the elections,
Milosevic won against Panic, and his party became the strongest group in
April. A plan was presented to the fighting groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina by
Cyrus Vance and Lord Owen. According to this plan, the territory of Bosnia-
Herzegovina would be divided into ten regions based on the ethnic distribu-
tion of the population. The Serbs would have to give up some lands that they
May. Vojislav Seselj, chairman of the Serb Radical party, said on Italian tele-
vision that missiles would be launched against Austria, Italy, and all other
countries that served as staging areas for UN aircraft if Serb positions were
attacked. He specifically stated that only civilian targets would be attacked.
June. Vuk Draskovic, the leader of the Serbian opposition to Milosevic, was
severely beaten and tortured by the Serb police. His wife was also beaten. It
has been reported that six areas were to be set aside for safety zones for
Bosnian Muslims. The areas would be secured by United Nations forces.
Macedonia accepted troops from the United States as part of a UN contingent
serving as observers of the peace. Croatia now houses 250,000 Muslim refu-
gees. The Vance-Owen plan was rejected by both sides and it is now consid-
Andrejev, Bane (1905-7). He attended the University of Belgrade but did not graduate. In 1927, Andrejev joined the Yugoslav Communist party. He also was a member of the Macedonian Revolutionary Committee. He was captured, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor. During World War II, Andrejev became a member of the Partisans in Macedonia, and he was captured by the Bulgarian occupiers. In 1943, he was freed and was elected a member of the presidium of the Yugoslav Anti-Fascist People's Liberation Council. In 1945, Andrejev became a member of the Constituent Assembly, and he was appointed minister of mining. In 1948, he supported Joseph Stalin in his conflict with Marshal Tito (see Tito, Josip Broz). He was, therefore, expelled from the Communist party and lost all his posts. He was arrested with Andrej Hebrang (see Hebrang, Andrej), but his fate is unknown, because he did not go through a public trial. It is most likely that Andrejev died in jail.
Clissold Stephen, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union ( London, 1975); Hoffman George, and Neal F. Warner, Tito's Yugoslavia ( Berkeley, CA, 1960); Rudzinski Alexander, "Politics and Political Organizations," in Robert F. Byrnes, ed. Yugoslavia ( New York, 1957).