Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica is expecting that the Kosovo Serbs will be provided with more guarantees for participating in parliamentary elections in the area on November 17. In his interview to Serbia's radio and television last Saturday, he claimed the guarantees promised recently by the UNMIK's civilian mission chief Hans Haekkerup were not "sufficient." The president has reported about relevant talks of experts to be held this Sunday with the participation of Serbia's Vice-Premier Nebojsa Covic, chairman of the coordinating committee on Kosovo and Metohija. Hans Haekkerup is known to have already held talks last Thursday with officials from Yugoslavia and Serbia in a bid to wrest official Belgrade's permit for the Kosovo Serbs to attend the coming elections. But the sides failed to work out a compromise and agreed to continue the discussion of the problem in the future. Meanwhile, Daan Everts, chief of the OSCE mission in Kosovo, said Saturday at a Kosovo Democratic Union Party meeting that if the Serbs fail to go to the polls on recommendations from Belgrade, neither the Albanians nor the OSCE will be responsible.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities