Lavrov: YU has fulfilled its commitments to UNO

UNITED NATIONS, June 10 (Itar-Tass) - The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has fulfilled its part of the commitments, stipulated by the resolution on Kosovo, which the U.N. Security Council adopted on June 10, exactly a year ago. This view was expressed by Russian Permanent Delegate on the United Nations Sergei Lavrov during the Friday meeting of the U.N. Security Council, which was devoted to the progress made in the implementation of Resolution 1244. He noted, in particular, that the Yugoslavian authorities had stopped the violance in Kosvo and had pulled all their troops out of the province. A safety zone was set up along the administrative border between Kosovo and the rest of Serbia, where, on agreement with KFOR, the Yugoslavian army is taking measures to prevent any resumption of hostilities.

"The situation is worse as regards the other participants of the settlement process, whom the Security Council had also vested with corresponding obligations," the Russian diplomat stressed. "This is primarily due to the clearcut tendency to split Kosovo away from Yugoslavia, which is frought with lasting and ruinous distabilisation in the entire Balkans regions," he added.

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