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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 27, Part II, 9 February 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 27, Part II, 9 February 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central
Asia prepared by the staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio
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Headlines, Part II

* LATVIA, LITHUANIA STILL HARBOR NATO HOPES, DESPITE
SCHROEDER COMMENT

* FOREIGN MINISTERS RETURN TO RAMBOUILLET

* TIRANA IN TOUCH WITH RAMBOUILLET?

End Note: MAKING PEACE BEFORE THE WAR BEGINS
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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

UKRAINIAN NUCLEAR OFFICIALS APPEAL FOR MORE FUNDS. Some
28 Ukrainian nuclear energy officials have warned of a
deepening crisis in their struggling industry and
appealed to the government for more money, AP reported
on 8 February. A letter signed by nuclear plant
directors, scientists, and energy executives says the
failure of consumers to pay their bills has left nuclear
plants unable to pay wages or upgrade aging equipment.
Nuclear officials also said that existing energy
facilities in the country are inadequate and that many
nuclear plants are operating in dangerous conditions. PB

UKRAINIAN DEPUTY QUESTIONS IMF RELATIONSHIP. Adam
Martynyuk, the first deputy speaker of the Ukrainian
parliament, said on 8 February that the legislature will
debate Kyiv's relationship with the IMF, Reuters
reported. Martynyuk, who leads a Communist bloc in the
parliament, said "even a portion of the executive branch
[is]starting to understand that it is time to reject the
dictates of the IMF and the World Bank." He said the
government is not implementing its own program but "the
parameters of the IMF memorandum." PB

BELARUSIAN NATIONAL BANK HEAD MEETS WITH IMF OFFICIAL IN
MINSK. Pyotr Prakapovich met with IMF mission head for
Belarus Thomas Wolf on 8 February to assess the
possibility of extending a loan to Minsk, Belapan
reported. Wolf heads a mission that is checking
Belarusian compliance with its commitments to the IMF
that are necessary to receive a $100 million loan.
Prakapovich said Minsk has met all the targets it agreed
to with the IMF. He added that it has also liberalized
its exchange markets and did not print any new money
last month. In other news, the Ministry of Statistics
and Analysis said that agricultural output declined by
0.4 percent in 1998, with grain production dropping by
25 percent. PB

BELARUSIAN INTERIOR MINISTER RESIGNS. A spokesman for
Alyaksandr Lukashenka said in Minsk on 8 February that
the president has accepted the resignation of Interior
Minister Valyantsin Ahalets, Reuters reported. The
agency said Jury Sivakou has been named his replacement.
Lukashenka awarded Ahalets the rank of lieutenant-
general, while state television said he will be involved
in diplomatic work. PB

BLEAK ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AS BELARUSIAN UPPER HOUSE
APPROVES BUDGET. The upper house of the Belarusian
National Assembly passed the 1999 draft budget on 8
February by 54 votes to one, Belapan reported. Earlier,
the draft had been passed by the lower house (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 5 February 1999). Mikhail Matusevich,
the chairman of the upper house's Committee on
Economics, Budget, and Finances, said full
implementation of the budget will be hindered by a
higher than expected inflation rate, a severe foreign
trade deficit, the slow pace of privatization, and a
decline in profitable companies. He added that he
doubted the budget will ensure growth, attract foreign
investment, or eliminate the shadow economy. PB

BALTS BACK 'NORTHERN DIMENSION' CONCEPT. The three
Baltic prime ministers, taking part in a meeting with
their Nordic counterparts in Helsinki on 8 February,
voiced support for the EU "Northern Dimension" concept,
Baltic agencies reported. Proposed by Finland, that
concept foresees "strategic cooperation between Brussels
and Moscow in the areas of energy, infrastructure, and
ecology," according to BNS. ELTA quotes Lithuanian Prime
Minister Gediminas Vagnorius as saying that Vilnius
supports the Finnish initiative as an integral part of
European integration, but not as a substitute for
existing integration programs. JC

ESTONIA WRAPS UP LATEST ROUND OF WTO TALKS. An Estonian
delegation headed by Clyde Kull, deputy chancellor of
the Foreign Ministry, concluded the latest round of
talks with the World Trade Organization in Geneva on the
weekend, ETA reported on 8 February. According to the
news agency, Estonia still has to make a "serious
effort" in order to be admitted to the organization.
Several new laws must be enacted and two conventions
ratified before it can receive an invitation to join.
Latvia was accepted as a member of the WTO last year. JC

LATVIA, LITHUANIA STILL HARBOR NATO HOPES, DESPITE
SCHROEDER COMMENT. Following German Chancellor Gerhard
Schroeder's comment on the weekend that he does not
expect a decision on future members to be taken at
NATO's April summit, Latvian President Guntis Ulmanis
remarked on state radio on 8 February that Schroeder
assumed "big personal responsibility" by making such a
statement. Ulmanis added that he does not believe that
statement corresponds to "what has been heard at NATO
headquarters," BNS reported. In Vilnius, a high-ranking
Foreign Ministry official said that Lithuania, along
with the other two Baltic States, continues to hope that
in April NATO will make a "clear forecast" about further
expansion of the alliance. JC

LILEIKIS, GIMZAUSKAS TO UNDERGO MEDICAL EXAM BY
INTERNATIONAL TEAM? Suspected World War II criminals
Aleksandras Lileikis and Kazys Gimzauskas, whose trials
have been repeatedly postponed owing to their poor
health, may be subject to a medical examination by an
international team of experts. That option was proposed
at a 8 February meeting of law-enforcement officials
convened by Lithuanian government Chancellor Kestutis
Cilinskas after the U.S. Justice Department had
expressed doubts over the validity of conclusions
reached by Lithuanian doctors that the defendants are
not fit to stand trial, ELTA reported. Also on 8
February, the Jerusalem-based office of Nazi hunter
Simon Wiesenthal said it will file complaints against
Lithuania to the EU and the U.S. Congress alleging that
Vilnius is pursuing a "conciliatory" policy toward
former Nazis. JC

PUMPING OF CRUDE OIL TO MAZEIKIAI NAFTA RESUMES. ELTA
reported on 8 February that the pumping of crude oil
from the Polatsk station in Belarus to Lithuania's
Mazeikiai Nafta refinery has resumed. Supplies were
halted some 10 days earlier, resulting in the shutdown
of the refinery and what the news agency described as
losses of millions of litas to the company. Late last
week, an agreement was reached in Moscow on the delivery
of an additional 300,000 tons of crude to Mazeikiai
Nafta (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 1 and 8 February 1999). JC

POLISH POLICE DISPERSE LAST PROTESTING FARMERS. Polish
police fired rubber bullets on protesting farmers to
free a handful of blockaded roads on 8 February, AP
reported. The nine blockades were the last in the
country and were set up at the request of Self Defense
farmers' group leader Andrzej Lepper. Other farmers'
union leaders, who signed a protocol with the government
the previous day, criticized Lepper. Roman Weirzbicki,
head of the Farmers' Solidarity union, said "this is
Lepper's private war," "Gazeta Wyborcza" reported. PB

CZECH-SLOVAK NEGOTIATIONS ON FEDERAL PROPERTY DIVISION
TO BE 'DIFFICULT.' Negotiations between the Czech
Republic and Slovakia on the division of former
Czechoslovak Federation property will be "extremely
difficult," Czech Deputy Premier Pavel Mertlik said in
an interview with the daily "Pravo" of 9 February. Among
the contentious issues he mentions the claim of the
Czech National Bank of a $24.7 billion crowns (some $735
million), which the Slovak National Bank refuses to
acknowledge. Mertlik met with his Slovak counterpart,
Ivan Miklos, on 6 February in Bratislava to discuss
resuming the joint commission's negotiations on property
division. MS

DUCKY MURDERER WRITES TO INTERIOR MINISTER. Interior
Minister Vladislav Pittner has received a letter from
someone claiming to have murdered former Interior
Minister Jan Ducky on 11 January, CTK reported on 8
February. The author of the letter hints that the
reasons for the murder were Ducky's economic activities.
The head of Slovak police, Jan Pipta, said the letter is
"very important" but declined to offer more details,
noting only that the letter could lead to those who
contracted the murder. MS

HUNGARY'S CORRUPTION SCANDAL ENDS WITH TOCSIK'S
ACQUITTAL. Lawyer Marta Tocsik, former consultant of the
State Privatization and Holding Company, has been
acquitted of charges of fraud and forgery in Hungary's
biggest corruption scandal since the fall of communism.
In 1996, Tocsik received an honorarium worth 804 million
forint ($5.3 million at that time) for mediating between
local governments and the privatization agency to settle
the issue of sharing income from the sale of state-owned
property. Former Socialist Party treasurer Laszlo
Boldvai, who is still a Socialist parliamentary deputy,
and Gyorgy Budai, a businessman with close links to the
Free Democrats, were convicted of abuse of power for
having persuaded Tocsik to transfer millions of forints
to companies named by them. Boldvai was sentenced to 10
months in prison and Budai to six months. MSZ

HUNGARIAN-SLOVAK MINORITIES COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED. Zsolt
Nemeth and Jan Figel, the two co-chairmen of the joint
committee overseeing the implementation of the
Hungarian-Slovak basic treaty, said in Budapest on 8
February that they are open to the idea of establishing
consulates in Kosice (Slovakia) and Bekescsaba
(Hungary). They were speaking after the committee's
first meeting. In other news, Hungary's air force on 8
February inaugurated its new air surveillance system.
Defense Minister Janos Szabo attended the inauguration
in Veszperem. The new system is viewed as major step
toward compatibility with the air surveillance system
used by NATO. MSZ

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

FOREIGN MINISTERS RETURN TO RAMBOUILLET. French Foreign
Minister Hubert Vedrine and his British counterpart,
Robin Cook, returned to the Kosova peace talks at
Rambouillet on 9 February in order to encourage the
rival delegations to negotiate seriously and "move the
talks forward," an RFE/RL correspondent reported from
the French town. U.S. mediator Chris Hill told reporters
that the negotiating process "is not easy. Frankly, it's
not a lot of fun. But we are making progress, we're
moving ahead through some very difficult territory."
Vedrine and Cook opened the negotiations, but U.S., EU,
and Russian mediators have since shuttled between the
Serbian and Kosovar delegations to the proximity talks.
PM

U.S. SAYS GROUND TROOPS NECESSARY... State Department
spokesman James Rubin said in Washington on 8 February
that "the work at Rambouillet is progressing. It's going
at a constructive and business-like pace. We thought the
fact [the two delegations] expressed their regret and
indignation over the bombing in Prishtina was an
encouraging sign" (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 8 February
1999). He stressed that foreign ground troops will be
have to be present in Kosova to help enforce any
agreement to emerge from the talks. "Some peace
implementation force will be necessary if we are going
to get this agreement to stick and create a secure
environment in which the [governmental] institutions of
the Kosovar Albanians can take root and their level of
self-government increase. So we don't agree that you can
have a solution right now in the absence of some force,"
he concluded. Moscow and Belgrade oppose the sending of
foreign troops to Kosova. PM

...BUT MAINLY FROM EUROPE. Secretary of Defense William
Cohen said in Bonn on 8 February that the Clinton
administration intends to include U.S. ground troops in
any NATO force sent to preserve a peace settlement in
Kosova, AP reported. Cohen stressed, however, that "we
will be there to keep a peace, not to make a peace.
There must be an agreement that is real, which is agreed
to by all parties, which is not simply some sort of
tactical move or temporizing on the part of any of
them. President [Bill] Clinton has indicated that under
those circumstances, should NATO decide to commit land
forces to keep that peace, that we would participate,
but that the majority of the burden should be borne by
the European countries," the secretary concluded (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 5 February 1999). PM

WHAT MANDATE DOES MILOSEVIC'S DELEGATION HAVE? Yugoslav
Prime Minister Momir Bulatovic said in Belgrade on 8
February "the mandate of the Yugoslav delegation to
Rambouillet gives it the right to conduct
negotiations...but the ultimate decision will be made
not there, but in the only possible place--Belgrade."
Observers have noted that the delegation sent by
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic does not include
any members of the top leadership or representatives of
the Kosovar Serbs. The delegation contains several
persons without any political influence who are the
nominal representatives of tiny ethnic or political
minorities. Observers add that Belgrade's choice of
delegates suggests that it regards the talks at least in
part as a propaganda exercise. PM

TIRANA IN TOUCH WITH RAMBOUILLET? An unnamed official of
the Albanian Foreign Ministry told "Gazeta Shqiptare" of
9 February that the ministry is in contact via cellular
telephone with the Kosovar delegation in Rambouillet.
The official added that the Kosovars have chosen UCK
representative Hashim Thaci to head their delegation and
that his deputies are shadow-state President Ibrahim
Rugova and nationalist leader Rexhep Qosja. Journalist
Veton Surroi is spokesman. According to the rules of the
conference, the mediators have a daily press conference,
but in general the participants are not supposed to talk
to persons on the outside. Leaks to the press have
nonetheless already become commonplace because
conference organizers did not take away the
participants' mobile telephones. FS/TJ

ALBRIGHT REASSURES GLIGOROV. Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright told Macedonian President Kiro
Gligorov in a telephone conversation on 6 February that
the current focus on Kosova does not give Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic a "free hand to cause
problems" elsewhere in the Balkans, Reuters reported on
8 February. She stressed that the U.S. wants the UN to
renew the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Macedonia
(see "RFE/RL Newsline," 4 February 1999). Albright also
"applauded the Macedonian government's efforts to
improve inter-ethnic relations and ties with neighboring
countries and urged continued attention to economic
reform," her spokesman said. Gligorov is close to the
Social Democratic opposition and has been at odds with
the government over its decision to recognize Taiwan and
to grant an amnesty that includes many ethnic Albanians.
PM

SOUTH AFRICA DENIES KOSOVA LINK TO ARREST OF LEKA. A
police spokesman said in Johannesburg on 8 February that
Leka Zogu, who is the claimant to the Albanian throne,
appeared in court on arms possession charges and
returned to prison while the court considers his request
for bail, AP reported (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 8 February
1999). Leka's bail hearing will take place on 15
February, the spokesman added. Foreign Minister Alfred
Nzo told reporters in Cape Town that no extradition
request has arrived and that Leka will face the "full
weight of our law." Other Foreign Affairs Department
officials denied that the arrest of Leka, who is an arms
dealer, is related to the conflict in Kosova. Observers
suggested that some members of the international
community might prefer that Leka, who faces coup charges
in Albania and is regarded by many there as a
destabilizing influence, were not at liberty to engage
in Balkan politics. PM

ALBANIAN PROSECUTORS LINK TWO COUP ATTEMPTS. An unnamed
high-ranking official of the Prosecutor-General's office
told "Koha Jone" of 9 February that his investigations
have identified 10 key individuals who took part in two
coup attempts, one in 1997, the other in 1998. The daily
also reported that three persons arrested in conjunction
with the 1998 coup attempt have concluded a plea-
bargaining deal with investigators and will testify in
court. On 3 July 1997, Leka led a crowd of heavily armed
supporters in a march on the offices of the Central
Election Commission following the Socialist victory in
the general elections. On 14 September 1998, armed
supporters of the opposition Democratic Party attacked
the offices of Prime Minister Fatos Nano and captured
two tanks. FS

ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT REDUCES BUDGET DEFICIT. The
parliament on 8 February approved reducing the budget
deficit from 2.4 percent of GDP, as originally
envisaged, to 2 percent, RFE/RL's Bucharest bureau
reported. Heeding Finance Minister Decebal Train Remes's
warnings about defaulting on foreign debt servicing, the
legislature also approved the government's proposal to
suspend tax breaks for domestic and foreign investors.
The breaks were approved last December. MS

MOLDOVAN PREMIER-DESIGNATE BEGINS TALKS ON FORMING
CABINET. Serafim Urecheanu on 8 February began
negotiations on forming a new government, RFE/RL's
Chisinau bureau reported. Urecheanu said after talks
with leaders of the ruling Alliance for Democracy and
Reform (APDR) that he is still aiming at setting up a
cabinet of experts not necessarily reflecting
parliamentary representation and that he wants his
government to be able to rule by decree. For a
Democratic and Prosperous Moldova Bloc leader Dumitru
Diacov expressed confidence after meeting with Urecheanu
that a "compromise" will be found. He said that another
meeting of APDR leaders with Urecheanu will take place
within two or three days. MS

MOLDOVAN DELEGATION TO MOSCOW DELAYED BY BOMB THREAT. A
Moldovan delegation's departure for Moscow was delayed
on 8 February after a hoax call claimed a bomb had been
planted on the plane, Infotag reported. Head of the
delegation was Diacov in his capacity as parliamentary
chairman. Meanwhile, ITAR-TASS reported on 8 February
that the Gazprom management, in a letter to President
Petru Lucinschi, has warned that it will cut off gas
supplies altogether if Moldova does not pay $23 million
for gas deliveries in January. Supplies for this month
have already been halved owing to Moldova's failure to
clear its total debt of $439 million, of which $304
million is owed by the Transdniester. MS

BULGARIAN PREMIER MEETS NEW REGIONAL GOVERNORS. Prime
Minister Ivan Kostov on 7 February told the 28 new
regional governors appointed three days earlier that
they have three tasks ahead of them: to work to speed up
land restitution and complete agricultural reforms, to
establish law and order while stepping up the fight
against corruption, and to develop programs for the
regions. Kostov said the governors must solve local
problems democratically and at the same time implement
government directives, BTA reported. He added that
governors failing in these tasks will be fired,
regardless of which coalition party advanced their
candidacy. Under the new local administration system,
the country is divided into 28, instead of the former
nine, regions. MS

END NOTE

MAKING PEACE BEFORE THE WAR BEGINS

by Tim Judah

	On the eve of the peace talks in Rambouillet,
France, the pessimists had the upper hand. The Serbs had
found excuses to prevent members of the Kosova
Liberation Army (UCK) from leaving the southern Serbian
province to attend the talks. At the same time, Ratko
Markovic, one of the three leading members of the
Serbian delegation, arrived in Paris saying that his
team had no intention of talking to "kidnappers and
murderers."
	Twenty-four hours later, Markovic and the full
Serbian delegation were sitting just yards away from the
ethnic Albanian team, including the UCK group.
	On the face of it, there should be no room for
optimism about the peace talks that have started in the
14th century chateau in Rambouillet. Although the
delegations have been convened to discuss only a three-
year interim deal, the ethnic Albanians are demanding a
referendum on independence at the end of that period,
something the Serbs reject out-of-hand. Chris Hill, the
chief U.S. negotiator, calls this "reconciling the
irreconcilable."
	But all the indications are that, barring the
unexpected (another massacre, for example), the
negotiators may well be able to clinch a deal. And if
even if they do not quite succeed within the two-week
timeframe set by the Contact Group for former
Yugoslavia, they may make enough progress to reconvene
soon afterward to finish the job.
	Put simply, both sides have an interest in reaching
an agreement. First, they have to weigh up the costs of
failure. The diplomats are telling the Serbs that if
they are seen to scupper the agreement, then Yugoslav
military targets will be bombed. Slobodan Milosevic and
his generals have no wish whatsoever to have their air
defenses pulverized. This means that in the end, they
must take this threat seriously.
	The ethnic Albanians are also being threatened. For
them the fear is not so much that NATO will cut off arms
supply routes to the UCK. It is rather that if they are
seen to block progress, then the West will do little or
nothing if Serbian forces rampage across the province
using their full military might against the lightly
armed guerrillas and unarmed civilians.
	On a more positive note, the UCK--and the other
Albanians in the negotiating team--believe that once a
deal is done and a full-scale NATO-led peace keeping
force is established in the province, then Kosova will
be well on the way to independence. The vast majority of
official posts will be in the hands of the Albanians.
More to the point, though, while some UCK forces will be
confined to barracks, others will be disbanded--only to
promptly reappear as the major part of a new local
police force.
	In public, the UCK and the remainder of the Kosova
Albanian delegation are saying that a referendum is a
sine qua non of any deal. In fact, their fall back
position is that they will give up this demand as long
as no option is foreclosed at the end of three years.
This is clearly on the table, as British Foreign
Secretary Robin Cook told the delegates that the
proposed draft agreement meant that both sides should
seek to make progress "without surrendering any of their
views as to what should be the long term future for
Kosova after three years."
	In contrast to the ethnic Albanians, the Serbs are
far less optimistic that a deal will be struck in
Rambouillet. Still, they do not expect the meeting to be
a complete failure either. They predict that enough
progress will be made at Rambouillet for a new round of
talks to begin soon afterward.
	According to Serbian sources, Milosevic has already
accepted the inevitability of some sort of foreign
peacekeeping force for Kosova. Whether it will be NATO-
led or come under some other guise has still to be
negotiated. Milosevic also wants to see what his
negotiators can get in return for any deal--that is, the
lifting of all remaining sanctions.
	For the Serbs, the fact that all options are left
open at the end of the three-year period can be
presented as a plus, because the province will remain
both in the interim and possibly after that--as one
diplomat puts it--"implicitly" within Serbia.
Independence is therefore not inevitable.
	The diplomats, meanwhile, are hoping that the
three-year interim period will see more than a calming
of passions and the end of the war. They hope that by
the end of that period, Milosevic will have fallen. It
is unclear, however, whether any new democratically
elected Serbian or Yugoslav leader would find it any
easier to deal with the poisoned chalice of the Kosova
issue.
	Pessimists believe that the difference between the
Dayton conference, which ended the war in Bosnian in
November 1995 and Rambouillet is that at the former, all
sides were exhausted, had fought one another to a
virtual standstill, and wanted a deal. This, they say,
is not yet the case in Kosova. Indeed, in the words of
one diplomat: "We are trying to get them to agree to a
peace deal before the war has really begun."

Tim Judah is the author of: "The Serbs: History, Myth
and the Destruction of Europe (Yale University Press:
New Haven/London, 1998).

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