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Ivashov: NATO pays for mistakes in Kosovo and Metohija
February 15, 2000

KFOR as protection for terrorists
KFOR as protection for terrorists
Moscow, February 14 (Tanjug) - The representative of Russian Ministry of Defence Leonid Ivashov said today in Moscow that the KFOR is the only one guilty for increase of violence in Kosovo and Metohija, warning that the troubles with the Albanian separatists can be expected.

NATO is now paying for mistakes he made, said lieutenant-general Ivashov, who is the head of the Main Office for International Military Cooperation of Russian Ministry of Defence.

KFOR soldiers, said the agency, arrested 40 persons for whom they suspected that were involved in yesterday clashes in Kosovska Mitrovica, in which one Albanian got killed, and several French soldiers, Serbs and Albanians were wounded.

Ivashov stressed in his interview to the British agency that NATO was persistently protecting the Albanian separatists in Kosovo and Metohija shortly before the last year aggression on Yugoslavia, and after that.

He reminded that the western European countries didn't listen to the Russian arguments and essential issues - how it was possible to form an armed power in one region, power which requests secession of the region from Yugoslav federation?

Today, NATO became the hostage because of these separatists, who tried to create their own, independent state, connected to Albania, warned Ivashov.




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