- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: 200 RUSSIAN TROOPS ARRIVE AT TUZLA
- Date: 25th January 1996
- Summary: UGLJEVIK/ CHECKPOINT NEAR UGLJEVIK/ TUZLA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (JANUARY 25, 1996) (AGENCY POOL - ACCESS ALL) TUZLA AIRPORT, TUZLA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 1. SV RUSSIAN AEROFLOT TRANSPORT PLANES ARRIVING 0.15 2. SV RUSSIAN IMPLEMENTATION FORCE (IFOR) SOLDIERS DISEMBARK FROM AIRCRAFT 0.24 3. SV RUSSIAN IFOR SOLDIERS STANDING ON RUNWAY FOR INSPECTION 0.35 4. SV RUSSIAN IFOR TANK DRIVES OFF AIRCRAFT 0.41 UGLJEVIK 5. SV RUSSIAN IFOR MILITARY BASE/ RUSSIAN IFOR TROOPS LINED UP 0.47 6. SV RUSSIAN IFOR TANK DRIVES BY 0.52 7. SV RUSSIAN IFOR WRITTEN ON SIDE OF TANK 0.59 CHECKPOINT 18 KILOMETERS FROM UGLEVIK (SERB SIDE OF SEPARATION ZONE) 8. SV CHECKPOINT IN CENTRE OF SEPARATION ZONE/ STOP SIGN PUT IN PLACE ON ROAD BLOCK 1.13 9. SV RUSSIAN IFOR SOLDIERS FILLING SANDBAGS 1.21 10. SV TRUCK WITH RUSSIAN IFOR SOLDIERS ARRIVING 1.35 11. SV RUSSIAN BRIGADE COMMANDER ALEXANDER LENTSOV ARRIVING ATOP ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER (APC) WITH RUSSIAN FLAG 1.40 12. SV LENTSOV JUMPING OF APC/ LENTSOV INSPECTING CHECKPOINT 1.54 13. SV SMALL RUSSIAN IFOR APCS ARRIVING AND TAKING POSITIONS AT CHECKPOINT 2.12 14. SV RUSSIAN IFOR PARATROOPERS WITH GEAR MARCHING TO TAKE POSITIONS AND CHECKPOINT 2.23 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: UGLJEVIK/ CHECKPOINT NEAR UGLJEVIK/ TUZLA/ BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Duration: 00:02:23
- Story Text: Some 200 Russian troops arrived aboard nine transport planes at Tuzla airbase in Bosnia on Thursday (January 25) to begin peacekeeping duties.
Armoured vehicles and supplies were flown in as the Russian Airborne Brigade continued its deployment as part of the Implementation Force (IFOR).
A total of 1,500 Russian soldiers are expected to be based in northeastern Bosnia by the end of the month.
Meanwhile, Russian troops on Thursday opened their first checkpoint in the separation zone between Tuzla and Priboj despite terrible weather conditions.
Russian brigade commander Alexander Lentsov arrived at the Serb side of the checkpoint, 18 kilometres (12 miles) from Ugljevik, to inspect its readiness.
Four armoured vehicles took positions facing each other on opposite sides of the line, and a unit of elite Russian papatroopers in combat gear arrived to begin their first 24-hour guard shift.
The checkpoint will also be used as a meeting point between Moslems and Serbs for further negotiations.
Russian troops are taking part in the Implementation Force (IFOR) peacekeeping operation in Bosnia but do not come under the banner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).
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