ANDJELKOVIC - U.N. CIVILIAN, MILITARY MISSIONS SIDING WITH ETHNIC ALBANIAN TERRORISTS
PEKING - Unless it takes energetic action to implement U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 and arrests the deterioration of the situation in Serbia's Kosovo and Metohija province, the council will lose confidence at international level, Kosovo and Metohija Temporary Executive Council President Zoran Andjelkovic said in an interview to the Chinese news agency Xinhua on Wednesday.
Andjelkovic warned that neither mission acts in keeping with the resolution, but in fact sides with ethnic Albanian terrorists who are conducting ethnic cleansing of Serbs.
Andjelkovic pointed out that about 1,000 civilians have been killed in Kosovo and Metohija in the presence of the missions UNMIK and KFOR in the past nine months, 860 people have been kidnapped and 360,000 non-Albanian citizens of the province have been forcibly expelled from their homes.
ANNIVERSARY OF NATO AGGRESSION ON YUGOSLAVIA MARKED IN MADRID
MADRID - The Atheneo Cultural Center of Madrid late Wednesday marked the anniversary of the onset of the NATO aggression on Yugoslavia.
The packed audience heard speeches by center President Carlos Paris, prominent Spanish politician and coordinator of the united left Julio Anguita, correspondent from Belgrade and foreign editor of TV Madrid Teresa Aranguren, Professor Manuel Balestro, and Yugoslav Ambassador to Spain Ratomir Vico.
The meeting was organized not only to remember and condemn an act unrecorded in the modern-day history of international relations, but also to warn against the chaos, crime and ethnic cleansing in Serbia's Kosovo and Metohija province which are the balance of the intervention in Yugoslavia in the name of alleged humanitarian rights, the center president said.
Anguita called the NATO aggression on Yugoslavia genocide of the new age, and the demonization of peoples, like that of Serbs, a substrate of fascism.
Kosovo is becoming a source of long-term instability in Europe and the region. Naturally, this does not suit Europe, but that is the very way it can forced to submit to an interventionist policy, Ambassador Vico said.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR USING BANNED AMMUNITION
BRUSSELS - Representatives of the Yugoslav diaspora in Belgium have asked that all the NATO officials who decided on the use of radioactive ammunition with depleted uranium filling in last year's bombing campaign in the southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija, should be put on trial.
It is important that the NATO leaders give detailed information as to where and in what quantities the dangerous weapons were used, in order to enable authorities to take adequate measures of protection, said the diaspora representatives at a news conference in the International press centre.
IVANOV - NATO AGGRESSION BRINGS KOSOVO CRISIS INTO DEADLOCK
MOSCOW - It is completely obvious that the NATO aggression on Yugoslavia has led the resolving of the crisis in Serbia's Kosovo and Metohija crisis into a deadlock, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said in an article published on the occasion of the anniversary of the onset of this aggression by Nezavisimaya Gazeta on Thursday.
Analyzing the consequences of the aggression, Ivanov said this act was the strongest attack on the United Nations Charter and the basic prnciples of legal order and international stability in general.
Ivanov underscored that any long-term solution for the situation in Balkans is impossible without including Belgrade in that process.
RUSSIA CALLS OFF AGREEMENT TO SEND POLICE TROOPS TO KOSOVO
MOSCOW - Russia said Thursday that it is forced to call off an agreement to send a special police unit to Kosovo and Metohija, due to the doubts raised by the attitude of the U.N. secretariate and the U.N. Civil Mission in this southern Serbian province.
In a special statement released on the government decision, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the negative tendencies in the province have gone too far, that the security situation of non-Albanians was deteriorating and that there were growing activities of Kosovo Albanian separatists, terrorists and criminal structures.
The U.N. secretariat and U.N. Civil Mission leaders have an ambivalent stand on the urgent deployment of the international civil staff in province the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.
SALONIKA - EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS ON NATO CRIMES AGAINST YUGOSLAVIA
ATHENS - An exhibition of photographs on NATO crimes against Yugoslavia was opened at the Salonika Port gallery late Thursday, within events with which Salonika citizens will mark March 24, the anniversary of the onset of the NATO aggression on Yugoslavia.