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Regrettably, with an the diplomatic efforts exhausted, NATO finally took military action against Yugoslavia (see Fragile Peace in Kosovo, April, p4) on Wednesday, March 24. US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke made a last-ditch attempt to secure peace when he met with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade on March 22, but an agreement could not be reached and two days later the NATO air raids commenced.
NATO has amassed a huge armada of aircraft in Italy. Many of them were initially grouped there as part of Operation Deliberate Forge in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1199 (passed on
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AS AIR FORCES Monthly closed for press on June 4 a peace deal for the Kosovo conflict had been agreed to by the Yugoslav Parliament and President Slobodan Milosevic. Talks between the Yugoslav leadership and Russian special envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin and Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, the European Union’s envoy in Belgrade, on June 2/3, finally saw the acceptance of the G8 peace proposals which includes all five NATO demands for ending hostilities.
Scepticism among NATO’s leaders as to the sincerity of the Yugoslavs to carry out their part of the bargain meant that air strikes would be continued until clear
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Vladimir Putin — the first foreign country favorite, George W. Bush invited his parents’ house. George HW Bush met Russian guest at the airport of the town of Portsmouth. From there they went by helicopter to Cape Walker’s Point, the estate of his father’s current president.Far from the house accomplished demonstration, where about tyscha demonstrators protested against Russian policy in Chechnya and the United States in Iraq. They sought from Congress to declare George W. Bush’s impeachment for the war in Iraq.The conversation was "directly and humorously"In Kenebankportse Putin met with his South American officer, yesterday they rolled across the
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Nemtsov: "I do not know why your president has decided to accelerate the process of Kosovo’s independence. I do not think that Kosovo is a real problem of America. Kosovo — is the problem in Europe. On days of Putin during a conversation with Saakashvili in St. Petersburg asked the Georgian president, whether he supports Russia’s position on Kosovo. And that said Saakashvili? Obviously so.If the U.S. will press to translate the Ahtisaari plan regarding Kosovo, I think it would be a big mistake Bush. Putin will use this error to support separatists in countries around Russia. In primarily in
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When faced two principles of international law (the principle of the inviolability of the municipal boundaries and the right of nations to self-determination) that contradict each other, inures political necessity, as understood by the major international players. Now such as the USA and the European Union (EU). Will not open a discussion on this point background, motives and the likely consequences of the actions of different countries, it is not the subject of this article.It is understandable why in Russia around this action rose hysterical. There acts postymperski syndrome, trauma from the loss of the status of the majestic power.
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"I go out to the checkpoint, and I head of the facility reported that it is" humane act of the president, you are free. "All. Get your money, clothes and home. I sat down. Reads:" Do not you believe me? "I say "No".Andrei Klimov — for their own liberation."But look what a big company raised the Belarusian authorities against" Polish Card ". Fact that in this case will increase pressure on the Polish diaspora in Belarus, I have no doubt."Alexander Fyaduta, writer and political analyst — the likely consequences for Belarus Kosovo’s independence."We beat" on the tails. "Then it was
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Seems Belarusian blogosphere (and Belarusian TV) last a day or two only Kosovo and lives. Thoughts and opinions — variety. Someone thinks Serbia miniimperyyay that broke, and perfectly that collapsed, someone fears that Kosovo will be followed by the President of Osama bin Laden, someone cleverly analyzes the legal implications. Seems Belarusian blogosphere pamyashalasya on Kosovo is not less than the Serbs themselves … Can any ernichat Kosovo — hardly zhiznestoek without public support, and that its symbolism recalls except that label cognac "Sunny Beach". Can speculate about the possible political and legal implications of the decision of the EU
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Political scientist Alexander Fyaduta Freedom in the air expressed the view that recognition of Kosovo’s independence will allow Minsk again increase the pressure on the Polish minority in Belarus: "It starts at my eyes, redrawing of boundaries formed in Europe. And if one of the superpowers, for example, the United States recognized Kosovo, Our homeland recognizes, for example, Abkhazia. Belarus, on first glance, this does not apply. But look what a big company raised the Belarusian authorities against "Polish Card". That in this case will increase pressure on the Polish diaspora in Belarus, I have no doubt, "- said Alexander
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Peter Sadowski, last salting Belarus in Germany, says that he personally has a negative attitude towards Kosovo samaabvyashchennya beyond the state: "It seems to be there time history nor shared the border — fairly or unfairly — all minorities never staged. The formation of nations, countries, the geopolitical map of the world for someone may be unfair. Like, for instance, has historically been our fate and Belarus. Each civilization has its legends and torment. I like Belarusian somewhere deep down condole Albanians. But if you look on the basis of beliefs modern political map of the world, then, of course,
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Head of the Belarusian Schumann Society, Advisor Milinkevich in international issues Igor Lyalkov considers: the Kosovo action, first working on the Balkans:"All the same, this problem refers to the first part of the world. Case of some states with Serbia will be very complicated. Serbiya already announced that it will reduce the level of diplomatic relations with countries that recognize Kosovo’s independence.
RF impact on the Balkan Peninsula will grow through it.
You can wait for the upcoming convergence of Serbia and Russia. RF impact on the Balkan Peninsula will grow through it. Maybe it will be an additional
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