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Operation of return of Slovene soldiers is slowly

Ljubljana, 30 July - The committee for the protection and return of the Slovene soldiers has announced that in reference to information released regarding the number of Slovene soldiers already released from the Yugoslav army, the army is slowly and with procrastination performing this operation. Primarily, the Slovene soldiers have not started returning from the greatest crisis areas, from the army hospital and prison units, where they are most isolated and powerless. Despite of repeated urging from parent comities and the defence ministry, the local authorities still have not been informed of the exact locations of more than 200 soldiers. This makes it difficult to keep evidence of where the soldiers from the Republic of Slovenia are stationed and is lessening the possibility of their organized, but above all, their safe return home. The parent comities are also strongly against the relocation of about 250 of Slovene soldiers to the southern parts of Yugoslavia, along with the returning army units. This would represent a blatant disregard of the Yugoslav Presidency's decision and also a provocation of Slovenian public.

© STA, 1991