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Yugoslavia: Kostunica To Meet Army Generals

Belgrade, 11 October 2000 (RFE/RL) - Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica is due to meet top army generals today and his close aide, Zoran Djindjic, says some top brass may be dismissed. Djindjic said the resignation of the present chief of the general staff, Nebojsa Pavkovic, could be expected. He also said the top ranks of the army would be cleared of allies of former President Slobodan Milosevic. Kostunica's meeting with the generals comes after a planned session of Yugoslavia's Supreme Defense Council was postponed today to allow time for Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic to recover from a minor traffic accident.

There were signs today that lesser figures from the Milosevic era are relinquishing their posts. The country's largest independent trade union today sacked the entire pro-Milosevic management of the country's largest metal mine and smelter at Bor.