Footage of a Mixed Military Working Group meeting, UNPROFOR on patrol, interview with General Morillon, Commander of UNPROFOR and the unloading of humanitarian aid at the newly reopened Sarajevo airport.
Footage of a Mixed Military Working Group meeting with staff and military personnel representing the UN, Bosnian Presidential forces and Bosnian Serbs. Footage of UNTV riding with UNPROFOR, first inside the cab with the driver, then with the gunner. Shot looking back at the UN compound as they drive away, skyline of Sarajevo in the background. Shot of the UN compound, several stationary UN vehicles, a hill covered in houses in the background. Inside the vehicle looking back at the gunner, who sits inside the vehicle beneath the open hole, through which part of the weapon can be seen. Close up on counter reading 43600 0. Shot out of front window showing the road ahead. Adjustment to camera lightens the shot of the road and the houses that the vehicle passes. The vehicle turns into the UN compound. Shot of road ahead of the vehicle again. Passes a tank and other abandoned military equipment on the right hand side of the road and yellow signposts - hard to read - possibly heading towards 'Terminal'. Debris on the road. Shot of the UNPROFOR soldier with an Egyptian flag on his brassard. Out of focus shot through window of the vehicle. Shot of pedestrians walking along the street in a more residential area. Out of focus shot of tower blocks. Shot of smaller street, deserted, passing a large block of flats gutted by fire, residential blocks, another one damaged by fire, another one partially destroyed by fire and with windows broken. New shot, moving along small street, low rise residential blocks, people on the pavement. Interview with General Morillon, Commander of UNPROFOR. He explains the reason for the UNPROFOR mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Security Council's decision in September to expand the mission from three battalions in Sarajevo, whose objective was to re-open the airport, to a nationwide mission in order to help UNHCR. The overall mission of UNHCR is 'to help people to survive'. UNHCR believe one million people are in danger over the coming winter. UNPROFOR have succeeded in opening roads into central Bosnia around Vitez and into the Bihać pocket where people are in danger. Freedom of movement for UNHCR and UNPROFOR had been agrred with the every highest levels of command. The last weeks have proved that UNPROFOR can be useful. Morillon says that the situation in Eastern Bosnia is very, especially in the towns of Goradze and Srebrenica where the population is really in danger. These areas, though, are the most sensitive because they are surrounded by Serbian forces. Unfortunately there has been 'some massacres and slaughters' in this area and there is a high level of bitterness, as people fear that UNPROFOR are helping their enemy. Morillon confirms that three out of four additional battalions have been deployed. SPABAT in Mostar area, FREBAT in Bihać and BRITBAT in central Bosnia, in the cities of Vitez and Travnik. In coming days, CANBAT will be deployed in Banja Luka area. On his meeting with Bosnian President Izetbegović, Morillon says that he has kept him informed of the latest developments. Yesterday, General Bobetko, of the Croatian Army and General Mladic, Commander in Chief of the Bosnian Serb Army, agreed a cessation of hostilities from the 29th, tomorrow, which is 'one more step forward in a good direction'. He has taken some of Presidents demands on board and the demilitarisation of Sarajevo is now one of UNPROFOR's objectives. General Morillon says that the UNPROFOR headquarters are in the city to show the people of Sarajevo that UNPROFOR are taking the protection of their city seriously. He thinks that the solution to the conflict will come in Geneva. UNPROFOR can only help to establish the practical conditions for peace to be agreed politically. In Sarajevo, UNPROFOR are in a position to talk to the three different sides but as you can hear, sometimes war continues regardless. Sound of shelling in the background. Shots of a Hercules coming into land at Sarajevo airport and taxiing along the runway. As the Hercules approaches it fills the frame. As it comes to a halt, two UNPROFOR soldiers approach. The American flag is clear to see on the tail fin. Close up on the tail fin, printed with the American flag and ANG, USAF. A fork lift truck approaches the loading bay of the airplane and unloads aid supplies. Shot of the airport as another Hercules comes into land. This one is printed with the German Iron Cross and the German flag. Shot of aid in foreground, Hercules in background. Second Hercules is unloaded. Shot of UN official in foreground with the buildings of the Sarajevo Airport behind. Shot of piles of rice sacks in foreground, airport buildings behind. Shots of trucks leaving the airport with their aid cargo. Shot of FREBAT soldier manoeuvring a forklift truck. Further shots of UN trucks leaving the airport in convoy. Shots of Hercules planes on the runway and taking off, UNPROFOR soldiers in the foreground.