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Yugoslavia: Chernomyrdin Continues Peace Efforts


Moscow, 1 June 1999 (RFE/RL) - Russia's Balkan envoy, Viktor Chernomyrdin, travels today to Bonn for more talks on finding a peaceful solution to the crisis in Kosovo. Chernomyrdin will meet again with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott and Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari. Chernomyrdin and Ahtisaari are then expected to travel to Belgrade tomorrow for talks with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The official Yugoslav news agency Tanjug has signaled Belgrade's readiness to accept the principles for a Kosovo peace plan outlined by the G-7 plus Russia group of nations. NATO has reacted cautiously, however, saying it wants to hear from Milosevic himself. European Union foreign ministers yesterday called on Milosevic to make an "unambiguous" commitment to the G-7 peace plan.
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