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Compilation from Belgrade daily newspapers, prepared by editorial staff of the Voice of Kosovo and Metohia

July 9, 2001

  • Kosovo-Metohija Serbs will vote if they get security guarantees
  • Two soldiers kidnapped in Macedonia
  • KOSOVO-METOHIJA SERBS WILL VOTE IF THEY GET SECURITY GUARANTEES

    (Tanjug, 9. 7. 2001.)

    Belgrade - Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija will go to the polls if their basic problems are taken care of, a Serb official in that UN-ruled Serbian (Yugoslav) province is quoted on Monday as saying. Among these, Rada Trajkovic of the Kosovo Provisional Administrative Council listed life in safety, freedom of movement and the return of dispalaced persons, guaranteed by the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and the international Kosovo force (KFor). Trajkovic told the Politika newspaper these should be provided within a reasonable time.

    TWO SOLDIERS KIDNAPPED IN MACEDONIA

    (B92, 9. 7. 2001.)

    Skopje Two Macedonian reservist soldiers have been kidnapped by ethnic Albanian rebels, the Skopje interior ministry has announced. State radio said that Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe members have already made contact with the pair. Both were reported to be well. Pristina media quote rebel National Liberation Army members who said that the two soldiers had been captured last Saturday in the village of Slupcane near Kumanovo. The guerrilla army blamed the soldiers for breaching the ceasefire agreement signed last Thursday. (Srna)

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