The UN Security Council, by Security Council Resolution No. 1033 of 16.12.1995, unanimously authorized NATO to send troops to Bosnia to effectively complete the UN mission. The 15-member Security Council vote provides the legal basis for NATO's plan to deploy 60,000 troops to implement the peace agreement. NATO Supreme Command Europe General George Joulvan after a meeting of the NATO Permanent Council: “I gave the order to start Operation JDC Endeavor. Our task is clear, it is limited by the time frame and scale. The support forces are in place, the main forces are ready. The plan calls for a sufficient number of combat units to be transferred to Bosnia within 96 hours to have formal grounds for the transfer of authority from UN troops to the Peace Implementation Force (PIC). After defining and agreeing on all tasks, an operational directive for the operation was prepared for the Russian brigade. I will cite this unique document in full. December 21, 1995 OPERATIONAL DIRECTIVE OF THE SEPARATE RUSSIAN BRIGADE FOR OPERATION "JOINT INDIVOR" Colonel General L. Shevtsov - Deputy for Russian Forces Colonel A. Lentsov - brigade commander. Subject: Operation JOINT INDEVOR (Joint Efforts).