NYT - November 2, 1999

US Backs European Effort to Send Heating Oil to Serbs

By PHILIP SHENON
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton administration, worried that it could be blamed if Serbs freeze to death in the winter, has decided to support a European-run pilot program to send millions of dollars worth of heating oil to Serbia, senior administration officials said Monday.

If the pilot program goes well, Washington will consider helping to expand the oil deliveries.

http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/europe/110299serb-opposition.html