Listen to BarBalkans podcast: May ’93. The chaos
After more than a year of war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in total chaos, both diplomatically and militarily. All alliances have broken down and no strategy seems to guide the warring parties anymore. Croats of Bosnia and Muslims are back to clashing fiercely, as shown by the Ahmići massacre.
At the same time, Serbs of Bosnia are attacking the left bank of the Drina River, but their stubborn opposition to the Vance-Owen Plan is making relations with Belgrade increasingly tense. International diplomacy is in difficulty, because there is almost no ability to implement on the ground the great declarations, such as the definition of Srebrenica as a “protected area”.