REMOVING OF DESTROYED VEHICLES WITH THE HELP OF UNPROFOR // 11. 1992.
ENES FILIPOVIC // ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE CITY'S WASTE DISPOSAL COMPANY
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November 1992

Enes Filipovic
Assistant director of the City Waste Disposal Company
REMOVING OF DESTROYED VEHICLES WITH THE HELP OF UNPROFOR

‘The UNPROFOR helped us especially with securing the fuel, even the mechanization, since a lot of our mechanization had been destroyed. Those things that seemed normal in peacetime had a special effect on the citizens, raising hopes. They were completely normal during the peace, but our vehicles or even the UNPROFOR vehicles coming out, performing jobs of removing automobile wrecks, ruins, they raised at least some hope that this wouldn’t last, that it would stop, that the city would return to its normal life, which it didn’t for quite some time.’

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