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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 3, No. 85, Part II, 3 May 1999


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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 3, No. 85, Part II, 3 May 1999

A daily report of developments in Eastern and Southeastern
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staff of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

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Headlines, Part II

* LITHUANIAN PREMIER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION

* REFUGEES FLOOD INTO MACEDONIA

* UCK TAKES STRATEGIC TOWN NEAR ALBANIAN BORDER
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EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

MINSK LABOR DAY CELEBRATION ENDS IN ARRESTS. Some 5,000
people participated in a Labor Day rally staged by the city
authorities and the Federation of Trade Unions in Minsk,
Belapan reported. The demonstrators adopted a resolution
condemning the NATO action in Yugoslavia and dispersed after
20 minutes. Meanwhile, an alternative demonstration organized
by the opposition Social Democratic Party "Narodnaya Hramada"
and other groups resulted in arrests. Some 300 opposition
demonstrators who sought to disrupt the official rally
demanded the release of political prisoners and protested
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's efforts to form a union of
Belarus, Russia, and Yugoslavia. The police arrested
"Narodnaya Hramada" leader Mikalay Statkevich and 18 other
protesters. JM

BELARUS'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PROCEDURE DEEMED 'OPTIMAL.'
Viktar Hanchar, chairman of the Central Electoral Commission,
which is organizing the opposition presidential elections,
said on 30 April that the early voting procedure adopted the
previous day is "optimal" in the current political situation
(see "RFE/RL Newsline," 30 April 1999), Belapan and RFE/RL's
Belarusian Service reported. According to Hanchar, some
14,000 members of the 2,300 regional electoral commissions
will visit voters in their homes from 6-16 May to ask them to
cast ballots in the opposition presidential elections, in
which there are two candidates: Mikhail Chyhir and Zyanon
Paznyak. The elections will be deemed valid if turnout
exceeds 50 percent (or 3.5 million voters). Hanchar
criticized Paznyak for demanding that the elections take
place on 16 May only. Such a demand, he said, is "cut off
from reality" and "threatening to disrupt the elections." JM

SOME 200,000 MARK LABOR DAY IN UKRAINE. A total of some
200,000 people took part in Labor Day rallies and
demonstrations, primarily in eastern Ukraine (100,000 in
Donetsk Oblast) and Crimea, Ukrainian Television reported on
1 May. In a 4,000-strong demonstration in Kyiv, Communists
carried flags of the former USSR and Ukrainian SSR as well as
Joseph Stalin's portraits, calling on President Leonid Kuchma
to step down. "The authorities are leaving our children with
no future whatsoever," Communist leader Petro Symonenko told
the rally. AP quoted parliamentary speaker Oleksandr
Tkachenko as saying that "the fight for the good of the
people must determine the outcome of [presidential]
elections." Ukrainian Television reported that at the rally,
Tkachenko "hinted for the first time" at his willingness to
run in the presidential elections. JM

UKRAINIAN CABINET RAISES PAYMENTS FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES. The
government has increased tariffs for public utilities by an
average of 20-30 percent in "most Ukrainian regions,"
Ukrainian Television reported on 1 May. The same resolution
canceled all subsidies for public utilities, except those to
housing. Lifting the parliamentary ban on increasing public
utilities tariffs is one of the IMF's requirements for
resuming the fund's cooperation with Ukraine. An IMF mission
is currently in Kyiv to discuss with government officials
boosting financial aid to the country. Kuchma's aide Valeriy
Lytvytskyy said last week that Ukraine is requesting a new
$300 million loan from the fund and will also ask it to
"double or even triple" the monthly installments of the
resumed $2.2 billion loan. Those installments currently
average $70 million, AP reported on 30 April. JM

UKRAINIAN PATRIARCH ATTACKED BY RIVAL CHURCH BELIEVERS.
Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of
the Kyiv Patriarchate, was physically attacked on 30 April by
a group of members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the
Moscow Patriarchate. The Interior Ministry reported that some
80 followers of the Moscow-subordinated Church attacked
Filaret and his retinue while the former was consecrating the
site where a cathedral in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, is to be
constructed. Five of Filaret's supporters and four of his
opponents were injured, but none was hospitalized, according
to the ministry. The scuffle highlighted the continued
conflict between the larger Moscow-affiliated Church and the
one led by Filaret. Filaret's Church split from Moscow in
1992. JM

ESTONIA'S COALITION PARTY ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN. At its party
congress on 2 May, the Coalition Party elected former Defense
Minister Andrus Oovel as its chairman, ETA reported. Oovel,
who was the only candidate for the post, replaced former
Prime Minister Mart Siimann, saying his task as new party
leader is to stop infighting. The former ruling Coalition
Party won only seven parliamentary seats (7.5 percent of the
vote) in the March general elections. JC

RUSSIAN PARTY IN ESTONIA LEADER TO BE OUSTED? A group of
members of the Russian Party in Estonia has announced its
intention to call a general meeting to discuss dismissing
chairman Nikolai Maspanov, ETA reported on 3 May, citing
"Eesti Paevaleht." Maspanov allegedly held secret
negotiations recently over forming a new coalition in the
Tallinn City Council. The group claims that rank-and-file
members of the party are dissatisfied with the current
leadership, which it blames for the party's failure to win
any seats in the March elections. JC

LITHUANIAN PREMIER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION... Speaking on
nationwide television on 30 April, 11 days after President
Valdas Adamkus had expressed no confidence in him (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 20 April 1999), Gediminas Vagnorius
announced he will hand in his resignation to Adamkus on 3
May, ELTA and BNS reported. Without elaborating, the outgoing
premier said that "political motives," rather than "personal
discord," were behind the recent tensions between the
government and the president. "I have to assume part of the
responsibility for failing to curb these unfavorable
political circumstances," he said. He also commented that in
seeking to make the country more stable financially, his
government may have been "excessively demanding" and have
sought to "impose stricter order too quickly," thus
accounting for its low popularity ratings. Vagnorius first
held the post of prime minister from January 1991 to July
1992, when he resigned following a split within the ruling
Sajudis movement. JC

...WHILE CONSERVATIVES MULL STRATEGY. Meeting one day after
the premier's announcement, the board of the ruling
Conservative Party made clear that it does not want to head
the next government, ELTA and Reuters reported. "A
Conservative could not accept an offer by the president to
lead a future government," Andrius Kubilius, a board member,
later told reporters. At the same time, he stressed that the
Conservatives, which together with their Christian Democratic
allies have 81 of the 138 filled parliamentary seats, will
confirm a cabinet "formed by the president and [designated]
prime minister." Meanwhile, parliamentary chairman and
Conservative Party chairman Vytautas Landsbergis welcomed
Vagnorius's decision. Landsbergis has expressed opposition to
the Conservatives' earlier proposal that the president take
the lead in forming a minority government, as have both the
president and the opposition parties. Under the constitution,
the president must nominate a new premier within 15 days of
receiving Vagnorius's resignation. The parliament must then
approve that candidate. JC

POLISH-GERMAN SUMMIT VIEWS KOSOVA CONFLICT, EU INTEGRATION,
SLAVE LABOR. Polish Premier Jerzy Buzek and German Chancellor
Gerhard Schroeder held talks in Gdansk on 30 April, Polish
and German media reported. Other members of the Polish and
German cabinets attended that meeting. Buzek stressed there
is no difference of opinions between the two sides on the
Kosova crisis. Schroeder pointed out that both NATO's
military action and the efforts to seek a political solution
to Kosova must be continued. He supported Poland's
"ambitious" bid to join the EU by early 2003, noting "the
strength of Polish reforms." Schroeder also assured Buzek
that Polish slave laborers in Nazi-era Germany will receive
the same treatment as citizens of other countries with regard
to their compensation claims. He added that the slave labor
issue should be decided not by governments but by German
companies. JM

HAVEL, KAVAN DISCUSS YUGOSLAV POSITIONS. Czech Foreign
Minister Jan Kavan met with President Vaclav Havel on 2 May
to discuss their diverging opinions on the crisis in Kosova,
CTK reported. Kavan said that both he and Havel agree that
Czech troops should participate in any eventual peacekeeping
mission in Yugoslavia, but he noted that they disagree over
whether Czech forces should take part in any ground offensive
there. Havel said last week that he is embarrassed that Kavan
has rejected such participation outright, even before NATO
has considered such a plan. Kavan said this is a disagreement
over "tactics" and "formulation" that is "completely
unimportant." He added that Havel has approved of Kavan's
peace plan for Kosova, which he said he will reveal when it
wins "broader consensus." PB

KAVAN CHIDES U.S. POLITICIANS FOR MISCALCULATING YUGOSLAV
DETERMINATION. Kavan said on 2 May that some U.S. politicians
erroneously thought they could quickly defeat Yugoslav
President Slobodan Milosevic with air strikes, CTK reported.
Kavan, speaking on nationwide television, said this opinion
was "proud [and] naive" and not based "on a completely
accurate analysis." In Prague, government officials
criticized city officials for allowing a skinhead
demonstration to take place on 1 May. A few hundred skinheads
rallied on a small Prague island that is traditionally the
site of left-wing and anarchist demonstrations on that day. A
few dozen people were arrested in the incident. PB

KUKAN DENIES POLICY SUBMISSIVE TO NATO. Slovak Foreign
Minister Eduard Kukan said on 2 May that the public needs to
be better informed about why cooperation with NATO and
eventual accession to the alliance are in Slovakia's best
interests, TASR reported. Kukan was responding on Radio Twist
to nationalist Jan Slota's charge that Bratislava is
submissive to NATO. Kukan asked whether politicians that make
such statements want to turn Slovakia into a "skanzen" (an
open-air museum in which traditional Slovak wooden houses are
exhibited). Kukan said the Kosova conflict would probably be
abused during the presidential campaign, and he urged
candidates to be objective about the issue. In other news,
Justice Minister Jan Carnogursky, the chairman of the
Christian Democratic Movement, said at a party convention in
Liptovsky Mikulas that the party will continue to act like a
"normal right-wing party." PB

SOCIALISTS OPPOSE USE OF HUNGARIAN AIR SPACE FOR NATO
BOMBINGS. The opposition Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP)
wants to modify the text of a parliamentary resolution
allowing NATO to use Hungarian air space and airports for its
actions against Yugoslavia. It proposes adding a clause to
the document saying that no attack can be launched on Serbia
from Hungarian territory. Ferenc Juhasz, the Socialist deputy
chairman of parliament's Defense Committee, said a new
situation arose when Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced at
the NATO summit in Washington that NATO aircraft taking off
from Hungary might bomb Yugoslavia, Hungarian media reported
on 3 May. MSZP chairman Laszlo Kovacs accused the government
of "increasingly losing control over the situation." MSZ

HUNGARIAN INTELLECTUALS APPEAL FOR BALKAN PEACE. Fifty
prominent Hungarian intellectuals and politicians have
published an appeal to end the war in the Balkans, Hungarian
media reported on 3 May. The appeal calls on the governments
of NATO countries to suspend bombing in Yugoslavia and begin
negotiations. It urges Hungary to exercise its veto right
provided by NATO membership, engage in "constructive
abstention," and exert pressure on its allies to ensure that
the war does not spread to neighboring countries. MSZ

SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

REFUGEES FLOOD INTO MACEDONIA. Some 11,000 Kosovars are
waiting to enter Macedonia at the Blace border crossing,
Reuters reported on 3 May. Paula Ghedini, who is a
spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said
the previous day at Cegrane that some 7,000 Kosovars arrived
in Macedonia on 1 May. She added that only 600 Kosovars were
able to proceed to third countries the same day. Ghedini
noted that in various parts of Macedonia, some 80,000
refugees are packed into nine camps designed for only a
fraction of that number. The newly-opened Cegrane camp was
planned for 4,000 people but currently houses 14,000. German
soldiers are working round the clock to put up tents but
cannot keep pace with the influx of new arrivals. Thousands
of refugees at several of the camps sleep on plastic sheets
in the open. Ghedini described sanitary conditions as
"horrendous." More than 90,000 Kosovars are staying with
private families. PM

GEORGIEVSKI: MACEDONIA FACES GRIM CHOICES. Prime Minister
Ljubco Georgievski told "The Daily Telegraph" of 3 May that
"either we will be ruined as a state [by the refugee influx]
or we will have to close our frontiers." He stressed that
"Europe must give us a safety valve" by providing more aid
and by taking greater numbers of refugees. Georgievski
suggested that his country would be unable to accommodate a
possible new wave of refugees of up to 50,000 people.
Georgievski also said that Macedonia might reconsider its
decision not to allow its territory to be used to launch a
land invasion of Serbia, but he stressed it would do so only
if the parliament approved the change and received
"assurances on the aims of such an offensive and the
involvement of other Balkan states." PM

MORE FOREIGN AID FOR MACEDONIA. Georgievski also told "The
Daily Telegraph" of 3 May that he is disappointed that
unnamed European countries, which he said, have taken in
fewer than 1,000 refugees each, criticize his country, which
could soon be home to some 200,000 Kosovars. The London-based
daily suggested that he was referring primarily to the U.K.
Prime Minister Tony Blair is slated to arrive in Macedonia on
3 May. Two days earlier, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
visited Macedonia and pledged a supplementary aid package for
that country amounting to $26 million. France previously
pledged some $160 million for Macedonia and Albania together.
Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy told Macedonian
officials that Ottawa will provide $24 million for refugee
relief and $6 million in economic assistance. In Bonn on 3
May, Interior Minister Otto Schily said Germany, which is
currently home to 10,000 Kosovar refugees, will take in
another 10,000. PM

MACEDONIA ARRESTS FOUR AS BOMBING SUSPECTS. Macedonian police
arrested four suspects in Kumanovo on 1 May in connection
with a recent grenade attack on a French sentry post (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 27 April 1999). The suspects had bought
grenades in Yugoslavia and were drunk when the attack took
place, Reuters reported. Kumanovo is a center of Macedonia's
small ethnic Serbian minority. PM

UCK TAKES STRATEGIC TOWN NEAR ALBANIAN BORDER. Kosova
Liberation Army (UCK) fighters recently took control of the
road from Bajram Curri to Koshara and occupied Yugoslav army
barracks there, Reuters reported on 2 May. The UCK can now
transport weapons and ammunition from Albania into Kosova and
bring wounded guerillas back. UCK guerillas told Reuters that
the capture of Koshara marked a "turning point" for them,
adding that more than 200 Serbian soldiers and paramilitaries
were killed in the fight for the town, which is near the
border. Currently, the front line is at Batusha near Junik,
overlooking the plains of Gjakova and Decani. UCK soldiers,
however, noted that the Yugoslav army still frequently shells
the route between Bajram Curri and Koshara. The guerrillas
said they aim to link up with UCK units operating inside
Kosova. FS

MORE ALBANIAN-YUGOSLAV BORDER CLASHES. Serbian and Albanian
forces exchanged fire in the villages of Vlahen and Letaj in
the Has Mountains, while Serbian forces fired several mortar
shells into villages near Tropoja and Morina over the
weekend, an RFE/RL correspondent reported from Tirana on 2
May. No casualties were reported. Meanwhile, NATO planes
attacked Serbian artillery near Morina on the border. FS

MORE THAN 20,000 REFUGEES ARRIVE IN ALBANIA. Serbian forces
expelled more than 20,000 Kosovars to Albania over the
weekend. Most of the refugees came from Prizren. Reuters
quoted them as saying that the city has become a "depopulated
wasteland." Refugees arriving on 2 May said Serbian forces
close to the Morina border crossing separated women and
children from the men and sent the women and children back
into Prizren as human shields. Others told BBC Television of
3 May that during their flight, they saw Serbian forces
killing civilians. There are currently more than 120,000
Kosovar refugees in Kukes. The UNHCR and Albanian authorities
continued evacuations from Kukes to other parts of Albania.
Albanian President Rexhep Meidani said in Bonn on 1 May that
Albania will need aid totaling $600 million this year to cope
with the refugee influx, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service
reported. FS

ALBANIAN PREMIER MEDIATES BETWEEN RIVAL KOSOVARS. Pandeli
Majko told Kosovar shadow-state Prime Minister Bujar Bukoshi
on 2 May that the Albanian government wants to bring the
rival Kosovar groups together at a round table, an RFE/RL
correspondent reported from Tirana. The UCK does not
recognize Bukoshi and has named Hashim Thaci as premier.
Majko called for a "spirit of dialog." Bukoshi is a member of
the Democratic League of Kosova (LDK), the party of Ibrahim
Rugova, who is under Serbian house arrest in Prishtina.
Albanian Foreign Minister Paskal Milo appealed to the rival
groups to coordinate their actions, dpa reported. He stressed
that "there is no time to lose [over] who will be the prime
minister and who will be ministers." He added that "it is
important to set up a government representing all [ethnic]
Albanians in Kosova." FS

ROBINSON: WAR CRIMES NO ACCIDENT. Mary Robinson, who is the
UN's chief official for human rights, said in Blace,
Macedonia, on 2 May that the Serbian policy of ethnic-
cleansing is "deliberate and unacceptable." She stressed that
those responsible must be held to account and that "we cannot
have impunity." Robinson described the accounts she heard
from Kosovar refugees as revealing "savagery and a total lack
of respect for human beings" on the part of the refugees'
tormentors. In Belgrade, Yugoslav Assistant Foreign Minister
Nebojsa Vujovic denied that Serbian forces have committed
atrocities. He suggested that reports of atrocities were
invented by NATO. PM

NATO: 'NO REWARD FOR MILOSEVIC.' Atlantic alliance spokesman
Jamie Shea said in Brussels on 2 May that NATO is pleased
that U.S. civil rights leader Jessie Jackson obtained the
release of three U.S. soldiers from Yugoslav President
Slobodan Milosevic. Shea added, however, that the alliance
will not "reward" the Yugoslav leader for the gesture and
that Serbian forces should not have taken the men prisoner in
the first place. In Washington, U.S. President Bill Clinton
said that "as we welcome our soldiers home, our thoughts also
turn to the over one million Kosovars who are unable to go
home because of the policies of Belgrade. Today we reaffirm
our resolve to persevere until they too can return with
security and self-government." Defense Secretary William
Cohen noted: "We will not stop the bombing but intensify the
bombing" of Serbia. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbot
called Milosevic "a master manipulator" and dismissed a
letter Milosevic gave Jackson for Clinton as a "stunt," AFP
reported. PM

NATO HITS SERBIAN POWER PLANTS. The Atlantic alliance hit
Serbia's five main power-generating facilities during the
night of 2-3 May, Shea said in Brussels. He noted that "what
we have done is demonstrate our ability to shut off the power
system whenever we want it. ... [When the power is] shut off
for a significant period of time, the Yugoslav army has to go
through enormous trouble to try to restore that power." The
previous day, NATO spokesman Conrad Freytag expressed regret
that NATO aircraft hit a bus on the Nis-Prishtina road on 1
May, killing at least 40. Freytag noted that the bus had been
crossing a bridge, which he called a legitimate military
target. PM

MONTENEGRO APPEALS TO NATO. Deputy Prime Minister Dragisa
Burzan said in Podgorica on 1 May that his government
condemns a recent NATO attack that killed four civilians in
the village of Murino. Burzan stressed that the attack had no
legitimate military purpose and that attacks on civilian
targets in Montenegro only serve to "encourage Milosevic and
his policies" there. The following day, Clinton announced
that the U.S. is joining the EU in imposing further economic
sanctions on Serbia but that the sanctions do not affect
Montenegro, RFE/RL's South Slavic Service reported. In
Podgorica, the command of the Yugoslav Second Army issued an
order prohibiting ships and boats from using the civilian
harbor at Bar. The mountainous republic now has no air, sea,
or rail links to the outside world, AP reported. Elsewhere,
an Information Ministry spokesman said that the army released
a French television cameraman the previous day. Soldiers had
arrested the Frenchman on 20 April. PM

ROMANIAN DEFENSE MINISTER GIVES NATO GREEN LIGHT TO AIRPORTS.
Victor Babiuc said on 30 April that NATO planes are
"implicitly" allowed to use Romanian airports because of the
parliament's approval for alliance planes to use Romanian air
space, Reuters reported. Babiuc said "this right obviously
applies to those airports close to the Yugoslav border." He
added that "we believe the NATO intervention is fully
justified. It is in no way aggression but rather a means of
persuading Milosevic to return to the negotiating table."
Hundreds of car drivers continued to line up along the
Romanian-Yugoslav border to travel to Serbia to sell most of
the gasoline in their tanks for a profit (see also below).
And in Bucharest, several hundred people demonstrated on 1
May against the NATO air strikes. PB

ROMANIA DENIES PROCESSING OIL FOR YUGOSLAVIA. Transport
Minister Traian Basescu on 1 May dismissed Bulgarian claims
that Romania is processing crude oil from Serbian tankers
along the Danube River, Reuters reported. Basescu said "none
of Romania's ports on the Danube can unload crude from
barges. We can only load ships with oil products." A
Bulgarian customs chief said the previous day that Serbian
tankers are carrying crude oil to Romanian terminals (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 30 April 1999). PB

KOSTOV BRIEFS PARLIAMENT ON MISSILE INCIDENT, PRAISES NATO
ACCORD. Bulgarian Premier Ivan Kostov informed the parliament
on 30 April about the errant NATO missile that destroyed a
home in a Sofia suburb two days earlier, Reuters reported.
Kostov said that the government will work closely with NATO
to ensure that such an incident does not occur again. He said
Bulgaria's western border will be marked electronically and
that Sofia has asked NATO for "friend or foe" radar equipment
that would allow Bulgarian security forces to identify
foreign aircraft. Kostov hailed the government's air corridor
accord with NATO, which he said no other country was able to
secure. The National Assembly is to vote on the accord as
early as 4 May. Since Kostov's Union of Democratic Forces has
a majority in the legislative body, the accord is expected to
pass, even though polls show that a majority of Bulgarians
oppose it. PB

BULGARIAN PRESIDENT BLAMES YUGOSLAV GOVERNMENT FOR
STAGNATION. Petar Stoyanov said on 30 April that Yugoslavia
is "isolating" Bulgaria from Western Europe, AP reported,
citing an interview in the French daily "Le Monde." Stoyanov
said that "despite all our efforts, foreign investors are
wary." He added that "the Serbs must not think they can count
on our help because we are fed up with being hostages for the
last seven years to the policies of Milosevic." Stoyanov also
repeated a call for a Balkan version of the Marshall Plan
because "after 45 years of Communism, we cannot get out of
this alone." In Sofia, some 8,000 people rallied on 1 May
against NATO and the Bulgarian government. Socialist Party
leader Georgi Parvanov said "we are against this illegal
war." PB

BULGARIA TO CLOSE BORDERS WITH YUGOSLAVIA. The Interior
Ministry said on 30 April that it will close all five of its
border crossings with Serbia and allow only passage of goods
and people for humanitarian reasons, BTA reported. The
measure is aimed at preventing citizens from crossing the
border and selling their gas to Yugoslavs at a large profit,
as hundreds of them have been doing recently. PB

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