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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 37, Part II, 23 February 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 3, No. 37, Part II, 23 February 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central
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Headlines, Part II

* UKRAINE'S POPULAR RUKH FACING SPLIT?

* SLOVAK AGENTS WHO SOUGHT TO DISCREDIT NEIGHBORS
DISMISSED

* KOSOVA TALKS REMAIN DEADLOCKED, WHILE FRESH FIGHTING
BREAKS OUT

End Note: BREAKTHROUGH IN UKRAINIAN-ROMANIAN RELATIONS?
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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

UKRAINE EXPECTS LAZARENKO'S EXTRADITION FROM U.S. Viktor
Lakizyuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Prosecutor-
General's Office, said on 22 February that he expects a
"positive" U.S. decision on the extradition of former
Premier Pavlo Lazarenko from the U.S., Reuters reported.
Lazarenko was detained at New York's J.F. Kennedy
airport on 19 February while seeking entry without a
valid visa. According to the U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization Service, Lazarenko is currently under an
"expedite removal" procedure whereby he may be sent to
the country of his nationality or of his birth, the
country he was last in, or any other country willing to
accept him. Lazarenko can apply for asylum or challenge
the decision in court. Commenting on Lazarenko's
possible appeal for political asylum in the U.S.,
Lakizyuk said he is "absolutely sure" the U.S will
reject such a plea. JM

UKRAINE'S POPULAR RUKH FACING SPLIT? Thirty of the 48
deputies of the Popular Rukh parliamentary caucus
supported a vote of no confidence in their leader
Vyacheslav Chornovil last week. According to the 20
February "Den," Chornovil was removed from his post for
making political decisions single-handedly. "Rukh is
facing a choice: either its historical past or a
promising future. The period of idolatry is over," Rukh
member Roman Zvarych told "Den." A Rukh congress on 6
March is expected to address the conflict between
Chornovil's opponents and supporters. President Leonid
Kuchma has expressed his regret over the "split" in Rukh
and called on party officials to show unity. The
nationalist-leaning Rukh, the third-largest party in the
Ukrainian parliament, is not seen as a pro-Kuchma force,
although it has not directly opposed the government
either. JM

KYIV DAILY SUSPENDS PUBLICATION OWING TO FINANCIAL
PROBLEMS. The Kyiv-based Russian-language daily
"Kievskie Vedomosti," which has a circulation of some
200,000, has suspended publication owing to financial
problems, Reuters reported on 22 February. Deputy Chief
Editor Iryna Titova told the news agency that the
daily's reporters have worked in "field conditions"
without being paid for the last four months. She added
that the newspaper's financial situation considerably
deteriorated after it lost a libel case brought by
Interior Minister Yuriy Kravchenko over corruption
allegations. The court ordered the daily to pay some
$2.5 million in damages to the minister (see "RFE/RL
Newsline," 5 June 1998). JM

LUKASHENKA CALLS ON RUSSIA, IRAN, CHINA, INDIA TO
'COUNTERBALANCE' U.S. In an interview with Iranian State
Television on 22 February, Belarusian President
Alyaksandr Lukashenka called for a union of Russia,
Iran, China, and India to offset the U.S.'s influence in
a "unipolar world," AP and Interfax reported. "I would
like politicians in these regions to discard their
differences...[and] to understand that only they can
counterbalance today's bloc of NATO and the U.S.,"
Lukashenka said. He criticized the U.S. for bombings of
Iraqi targets, the threat of NATO strikes against
Yugoslavia, and efforts to block leaks of weapons
technology to Iran. Lukashenka predicted that Iran will
become a "superpower" in the early 2000s, adding that
Belarus wants close ties with Tehran in trade and "other
spheres." JM

EU LIFTS VISA BAN ON BELARUSIAN OFFICIALS. EU foreign
ministers voted in Luxembourg on 22 February to scrap a
seven-month visa ban on Belarusian officials, Reuters
reported. The EU imposed the ban last July after EU
ambassadors had been forced out of their residences at
Drazdy, near Minsk. The five EU ambassadors who were
recalled from Belarus over the diplomatic housing
scandal returned to Minsk last month. The U.S., which
took the same retaliation measures against Belarus, has
so far neither sent its ambassador back to Minsk nor
lifted the travel ban on Belarusian officials. JM

COURT RULES COMPENSATION FOR PRO-MOSCOW ACTIVIST
DEPORTED FROM ESTONIA. A Tallinn court has ruled that
compensation totaling 46,000 kroons ($3,300) be paid to
the pro-Moscow activist Pyotr Rozhok, ETA and BNS
reported on 22 February. The Citizenship and Migration
Department had expelled Rozhok in 1995, citing his
"subversive actives." The following year, however, a
district court ruled Rozhok's expulsion "illegal,"
arguing that the expulsion order was not issued in full
compliance with the law. JC

LATVIAN PRESIDENT SAYS GOVERNMENT 'STABLE.' Guntis
Ulmanis, speaking on Latvian Radio on 22 February,
commented that the cabinet of Vilis Kristopans is
"stable" and is ready to deal with "real issues," BNS
reported. Ulmanis's comment was in response to a study
by analysts at the U.S. Center for Strategic and
International Studies who argued the ruling coalition is
"unstable " and will likely fall before year's end.
Kristopans called this viewpoint "mistaken." JC

FRANCE RELEASES LATVIAN CREW OF SEIZED VESSEL. The
Latvian crew detained last week by French authorities on
suspicion of drug-smuggling has been released (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 19 February 1999), LETA and BNS
reported on 22 February. A Latvian diplomat in France
told BNS that after questioning the Latvian crew
members, the French authorities had concluded they were
not involved in smuggling narcotics. Customs officials
had found some 23.5 tons of marijuana aboard the seized
vessel. JC

EU TO HELP FUND LITHUANIAN-RUSSIAN BORDER CROSSING. The
EU has announced it will fund construction of the
Kaliningrad part of the Chernichnoe/Kybartai crossing
point, on the Lithuanian-Russian border, BNS reported on
22 February. Funds are to be allocated for this purpose
under the TACIS program. A spokeswoman for the
Lithuanian Customs Department told BNS that money for
construction of the Lithuanian side of the border
crossing has been earmarked from the state budget. JC

POLISH UNEMPLOYMENT ON THE RISE. The number of
registered jobless people in Poland totaled 2.046
million in January, up by 215,000 from December,
"Rzeczpospolita" reported on 23 February. That figure
represents an unemployment rate of 11.5 percent. Polish
experts attribute this increase to an economic slowdown
triggered by the sharp decrease in Polish exports to
Russia and other post-Soviet countries. They also point
to the health reform launched this year, which obliges
the state to pay health insurance contributions for
registered jobless people. According to estimates, some
100,000 people working in Poland's shadow economy may
have registered to have health insurance paid by the
state. JM

U.S. PRAGUE EMBASSY REOPENS AFTER TERRORIST ALERT. The
U.S. embassy in Prague, which was closed after a
terrorist alert on 18 February, reopened on 22 February
for "essential business," an embassy statement said,
adding that the mission will be open to regular visitors
beginning 23 February. The British embassy, which was
also closed after the alert, reopened on 22 February,
but an embassy's spokesman said it is unclear when
regular work will resume, CTK reported. An RFE/RL
spokeswoman said the radio, which reduced its staff
during the alert, resumed "working normally" on 22
February. MS

SLOVAK AGENTS WHO SOUGHT TO DISCREDIT NEIGHBORS
DISMISSED... Slovak Counter-Intelligence Service (SIS)
agents who were involved in provocation aimed at
preventing the accession to NATO of the Czech Republic
and Hungary have been dismissed, the new head of the SIS
told CTK on 22 February. Vladimir Mitro added that he
"has no information" confirming that such operations had
been conducted at the request of foreign secret
services, such as Russia's. In a report delivered to the
parliament's closed session on 12 February, Mitro said
that under his predecessor, Ivan Lexa, the SIS had
"active contacts" with the Russian secret services. MS

...AS HUNGARY OPENS SIS ACTIVITY INVESTIGATION. The
Hungarian Intelligence Office and the National Security
Office have launched an investigation to identify SIS
contacts in Hungary during the term in office of
Vladimir Meciar's government, Hungarian media reported
on 22 February. Intelligence sources said that agents
working in Slovakia passed on to Budapest information
about contacts between the SIS and criminal gangs
operating in Hungary. In his report, Mitro also said the
SIS's "Operation Omega" was aimed at creating the
impression among Hungary's neighbors that Budapest was
being treated preferentially by the U.S. MSZ/MS

HUNGARY NOT TO JOIN POSSIBLE NATO ACTIONS IN KOSOVA.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Gabor Horvath on 22 February
said Hungary will not "actively take part "in any NATO
operation in Yugoslavia. If peace talks in France are
successful, Hungary could provide health and technical
aid units, but only outside Yugoslavia, he said. "A
parliamentary resolution that allows NATO to use
Hungary's air space is still in force, but this does not
include the use of the Taszar military air base,"
Horvath noted. MSZ

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

KOSOVA TALKS REMAIN DEADLOCKED... U.S. Secretary of
State Madeleine Albright and NATO Supreme Allied
Commander in Europe General Wesley Clark on 22 February
sought to reassure ethnic Albanian delegates to the
peace talks in Rambouillet, France, that NATO will move
troops into Kosova quickly to protect them if an
agreement is reached. But the Albanians, who appeared to
be constrained by Kosova Liberation Army (UCK) field
commanders, are continuing to demand a referendum on
independence after three years. Unnamed officials said
that UCK representative Hashim Thaci is the main
obstacle to agreement within the Albanian delegation.
The same day, U.S. State Department spokesman James
Rubin said the Yugoslav government "is still not
prepared to engage seriously on the military piece" of
the accord and remains adamantly opposed to allowing
NATO peacekeepers. FS

...WHILE FRESH FIGHTING BREAKS OUT. Thousands of Kosova
Albanians fled their homes on 22 February as fierce
fighting broke out between the UCK and Serbian forces in
several villages near Vushtrri, northeast of Prishtina.
UNHCR officials told Reuters that about 4,000 people,
mostly women, children, and the elderly, fled, while
male residents had stayed behind. An unnamed OSCE
official told Reuters that Serbian authorities earlier
had announced a "live-fire" exercise in the area. OSCE
official Ferdinand Schafler blamed the fighting near
Vushtrri on "provocations" by the Yugoslav army, which
moved troops through UCK-controlled territory, AP
reported. VOA's Albanian Service reported on 23 February
that at least six people died in the fighting and that
2,000 refugees had arrived in Macedonia the previous
day. FS

MONTENEGRIN-SERBIAN ROW OVER NATO INTENSIFIES. Deputy
Prime Minister Novak Kilibarda told "Blic" of 22
February that Montenegro will not allow Yugoslav army
troops to use its territory in the event of hostilities
with international forces (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 22
February 1999). Kilibarda stressed that "we will find a
way to prevent the abuse of our territory," adding that
"any supplies necessary for sustaining [federal
military] installations are under Montenegrin
authority," Reuters reported. Meanwhile, an official
from the ethnic Albanian Democratic League of
Montenegro, which is a member of Montenegro's governing
coalition, told VOA's Albanian Service on 23 February
that "we do not even consider fighting against NATO." He
added that Montenegro will not participate in a possible
Yugoslav mobilization. FS

TRIBUNAL PRESIDENT ALARMED OVER RAMBOUILLET DRAFT.
Gabrielle Kirk McDonald, the president of the
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former
Yugoslavia, said in The Hague on 22 February that
participants in the Rambouillet talks have "sacrificed"
granting the tribunal's investigators full access to
suspected war crimes sites in Kosova for the sake of
obtaining an agreement. McDonald said that according to
unnamed sources close to the talks, the Serbs are
insisting there should be no reference to the tribunal
in the agreement. McDonald attacked the draft agreement
in its reportedly "watered-down" form, which excludes a
specific reference to the court included in the original
draft, Reuters reported. She stressed that "there can be
no lasting peace without justice." FS

NATO OFFICIAL REJECTS UN COMMAND FOR KOSOVA FORCE. An
unnamed senior NATO official told Reuters on 22 February
that NATO will not accept any attempt to substitute a UN
command for that of the Western alliance. He stressed
that NATO must command any mission in Kosova. In a
reference to Bosnia, he added that "there is no way that
we will ever put ourselves into a dual-key situation
again." He went on to say that "Yugoslav national
mythology is steeped in repelling foreign dominance, but
Belgrade must appreciate that NATO would not enter
Yugoslavia as a conquerorŠonly NATO can do the job." The
official also stressed that the peacekeeping mission
would be "broad-based" and NATO would welcome Russian
participation. Meanwhile, German government spokesman
Uwe-Karsten Heye said Bonn is prepared to offer up to
4,500 troops to take part in any peacekeeping operation
in Kosova. FS

ALBANIAN PREMIER SAYS RAMBOUILLET AGREEMENT 'TEMPORARY.'
Pandeli Majko told reporters in Tirana on 22 February
that "any deal that could be achieved at Rambouillet
would have a transitional character." Majko, who was
speaking after telephoning with U.S. Secretary of State
Albright, also appealed to the Kosovars to accept the
Contact Group's proposal. Albanian Foreign Minister
Paskal Milo and the chairman of the parliament's foreign
affairs commission, Sabri Godo, left for Rambouillet the
same day to attend the talks, Reuters reported. FS

UCK NAMES NEW COMMANDER. The UCK General Staff has named
Sulejman Selimi, a 29-year-old regional commander and
hard-liner, as its commander, RFE/RL's South Slavic
Service reported on 22 February. Unnamed UCK sources
confirmed the appointment, which the daily "Kosova Sot"
had announced earlier that day, but others denied it,
according to Reuters. A Serbian court had earlier
sentenced Selimi in absentia to 20 years in jail for
terrorism. FS

'RILINDJA' RESUMES PUBLICATION IN KOSOVA. Eight years
after it was closed down by Serbian authorities, the
daily "Rilindja" resumed publication in Prishtina on 22
February, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service reported. The
daily had appeared in exile editions in the Swiss town
of Zofingen and in Tirana since the early 1990s. FS

POPLASEN DEFIES INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OVER ARMY
CONTROL. Republika Srpska President Nikola Poplasen has
called a session of his army's Supreme Command Council
in defiance of the international community. Bosnia's top
international official, Carlos Westendorp, recently
stressed that the joint presidency of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, rather than the country's two entities, is
commander of the armed forces. In effect, Westendorp has
transferred command of the Bosnian Serb army to the
Bosnian Serb member of the joint presidency, Zivko
Radisic. However, Radisic cannot make any decisions
without the prior agreement of his Muslim and Croatian
colleagues. FS

CROATIAN PREMIER APPOINTS NEW MINISTERS. Zlatko Matesa
on 22 February named Ivan Djurkic as agriculture
minister to replace Zlatko Dominikovic. Last week,
Dominikovic resigned after he had been sharply
criticized for months by farmers claiming that his
policies are ruining the country's potentially
profitable agricultural sector. Matesa also appointed
Milena Zic-Fuchs as science and technology minister.
That post had been vacant since last year, when the
incumbent, Ivica Kostovic, became chief of President
Franjo Tudjman's office, AP reported. FS

LEADING ROMANIAN BANK CHIEF RESIGNS. Vlad Soare,
president of Bancorex, Romania's largest state-owned
bank, and his deputy, Dragos Andrei, resigned on 22
February amid reports of criticism of the bank's
restructuring by the IMF chief negotiator for Romania,
Emmanuel Zervoudakis, RFE/RL's Bucharest bureau
reported. According to Romanian Radio, their
resignations have been officially submitted to the State
Property Fund. The restructuring of Bancorex has been at
the top of agenda of discussions under way in Bucharest
between Romanian officials and an IMF delegation headed
by Zervoudakis. The bank has suffered losses on account
of bad loans approved in the early 1990s. Soare took
over the presidency of Bancorex in March 1998. Also on
22 February, the international rating company Moody's
for the first time rated Romania's internal debt
servicing, putting the country into its lowest category,
alongside Russia and Ukraine. MS

ROMANIA, BULGARIA CALL ON YUGOSLAVIA TO ALLOW NATO
TROOPS IN KOSOVA. In a joint appeal to Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic, the Romanian and Bulgarian
heads of state said an international peace initiative
under NATO leadership is the only way to guarantee peace
in Kosova, while also protecting Yugoslavia's
territorial integrity. Emil Constantinescu and Petar
Stoyanov called on Milosevic to allow NATO troops into
his country for that purpose, RFE/RL's Bucharest bureau
reported. MS

MOLDOVAN PREMIER-DESIGNATE STARTS CABINET TALKS.
Christian Democratic Popular Front (FPCD) leader Iurie
Rosca said after meeting with Premier-designate Ion
Sturdza on 22 February that the "negotiations are
proceeding quite smoothly." Party of Democratic Forces
leader Valeriu Matei also expressed "satisfaction" with
their progress, RFE/RL's Chisinau bureau reported.
Mircea Snegur, leader of the Party of Revival and
Conciliation, said after meeting with Sturdza that
negotiations with his party have not "really started."
He noted that Sturdza "just wanted my opinion on some of
his proposals," adding that his party has not yet
decided on its position vis-à-vis the premier-
designate's program. Following a meeting of the
Democratic Convention of Moldova's executive board,
Snegur said that the convention "has taken note" that
the FPCD has "left the convention." MS

BULGARIA, MACEDONIA SIGN DECLARATION SETTLING LANGUAGE
DISPUTE. Visiting Macedonian Premier Ljubco Georgievski
and his Bulgarian counterpart, Ivan Kostov, signed a
declaration on 22 February saying the two countries have
"no territorial claims on each other" and will not
"undertake, incite, or support actions of a hostile
nature" against one another, an RFE/RL correspondent in
Sofia and BTA reported. The declaration was signed in
the official languages of the two countries, ending the
so-called "language dispute" that arose when Bulgaria
refused to recognize Macedonian as a language separate
from Bulgarian (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 12 and 15
February 1999). In addition, Bulgaria agreed to
Macedonia's request to donate decommissioned weaponry,
including Soviet-made tanks and artillery, worth $3.5
million. MS

END NOTE

BREAKTHROUGH IN UKRAINIAN-ROMANIAN RELATIONS?

by Michael Shafir

	The recent visit to Romania by Ukrainian Foreign
Minister Borys Tarasyuk left observers with more
questions than answers. The visit--the first to be paid
to Bucharest by a chief Ukrainian diplomat in seven
years--was primarily intended to clarify the status of
negotiations on issues unresolved in the June 1997
bilateral treaty. On signing that document, the two
sides agreed to try to reach an agreement on those
issues within two years; failing that, they would ask
the International Court of Justice in The Hague to make
a ruling.
	Negotiations at expert level, however, seemed to
have stalled, despite repeated reassurances of
"progress." The issues put on hold for two years include
the status of Serpents' Island in the Black Sea, which
was handed over to the former Soviet Union by Romania in
1948 and which became part of Ukraine when the Soviet
empire collapsed; the delimitation of the continental
shelf in the Black Sea, which is believed to be rich in
oil reserves; and the demarcation of the border, which
is currently runs along the Romanian bank of the Chilia
branch of the River Danube delta and which Bucharest
wants moved to the middle of the branch. But there are
also issues on which the two neighbors disagree--above
all, the implementation of the treaty's provisions
dealing with the rights of national minorities.
	Whether any progress was made during Tarasyuk's
visit is still unclear. Optimists would point to the
joint press conference held by Tarasyuk and his Romanian
counterpart, Andrei Plesu: a "significant breakthrough"
was announced, but the nature of that breakthrough
remains unclear. The two sides were said to have reached
agreement to continue negotiations on "delicate and
sensitive issues" and to settle them "amicably," without
appealing to the court in The Hague.
	Judging from hints dropped by Tarasyuk, the
Romanians appear to have agreed to renounce any claim on
Serpents' Island, with the Ukrainian foreign minister
arguing that Ukraine's "rightful ownership" of the
island "is beyond any question."
	Did the two sides reach a "package" agreement
whereby Ukraine would agree to the earlier proposal by
Romanian President Emil Constantinescu that the sides
jointly exploit the natural resources in the continental
shelf? From Kyiv's perspective, this would involve a
major concession, but Radu Vasile's cabinet might find
it difficult to secure approval of such a deal.
	It is no secret that Bucharest's rather surprising
willingness to sign the 1997 bilateral treaty--which
among other things, foresees the renunciation of
historical territorial claims on Ukraine (northern
Bukovina and the Herta territory annexed by the Soviet
Union in 1940)--was motivated by one major factor: the
hope of securing an invitation at the NATO summit in
summer 1997 to join the alliance. With those hopes
dashed and with little chance of receiving such an
invitation at the upcoming summit in Washington, many in
Romania are likely to question any "further
concessions." And opposition is likely to come not only
from the ranks of the ruling coalition's political
rivals (who have successfully stirred up nationalist
sentiment against the treaty) but also from within the
ranks of the coalition itself.
	Why would Bucharest propose such a compromise
solution? Because it apparently has no choice. Ukraine,
which is both a nuclear power and, despite its continued
economic difficulties, a potentially strong economic
partner of the West--is much more likely to succeed in
enlisting Western support for its goals than is
Bucharest.
	But there are two more reasons. First, with
presidential elections due in Ukraine later this year,
Romanians must be aware that unless they hurry up, they
may have to conduct negotiations with a more
nationalist-inclined and perhaps even a "nostalgic
Communist" in the driver's seat in Kyiv--a somewhat less
than thrilling prospect for Bucharest. Second, Kyiv has
already taken some steps that are seen in the Romanian
capital as aimed at increasing Ukrainian territorial
claims, despite Tarasyuk's denials that this is the
case. Kyiv has declared the area around Serpent's Island
as a nature reserve, which under international law would
give Ukraine the right--at least in theory--to enlarge
its territorial waters from 12 to 200 nautical miles
from the coastline.
	Second, there is the issue of minority rights. In
1997, the Romanian side insisted on including the
Council of Europe's Recommendation 1201 in the treaty
with Ukraine, after long opposing its inclusion in the
treaty with Hungary. Now, Bucharest is now demanding
that a "multicultural" university be set up in
Cernivtsi/Cernauti, while largely stalling on measures
to set up such a university for its own Hungarian
minority. Many media outlets have long engaged in a
campaign aimed at stirring up anti-Ukrainian sentiment,
claiming that Ukraine does not respect its obligations
toward the 135,000- strong Romanian speaking minority.
Those conducting such a campaign disregard the fact that
some of these "Romanians" consider themselves Moldovans
and reject close contacts with Bucharest.
	Tarasyuk, while not denying that problems do exist,
says that a lack of funds, rather than ill-will, is to
blame. He was quick to point out during his visit that
there is only one Ukrainian high school in Romania and
that instruction there is conducted 75 percent in the
Romanian language. In order to seek a solution, the two
sides agreed that a commission of experts will study the
issue. As conventional wisdom has it: where there is
good will, issues are solved; where there is none,
commissions are set up.

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