On Sunday, in his interview with the Pobeda newspaper, prime-minister of the Yugoslavian republic of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic stated that unless an agreement was reached at the negotiations with Serbian representatives, regarding the union of the two independent states, a referendum in Montenegro was inevitable and would take place in April-May 2002. The prime-minister added that a referendum "was obviously inevitable" as Montenegro did not accept the principle of preservation of a single state, and Serbia already announced the inevitability to agree to the union of the two independent states. Negotiations on the future of the Yugoslavian Federation were being conducted at the level of expert groups. Two working meetings which took place concurrently in Belgrade and Podgorica did not bring tangible results.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987