Zvonimir Bakotin on Fri, 26 Mar 1999 01:51:50 +0100 (GMT+0100)

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Re: Syndicate: Developments in Macedonia - part 2


Seems that Balkan_Pot is rising it's own temperature again, this time 
aided by NATO :(, not much to say except that im in my thoughts with you
and all of my .mk and .yu friends too...
take care 


yrz komiti


PS Melentie kako se pise komiti ispravno u ascii-u

On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Melentie Pandilovski wrote:

> After entering in the yard of the American embassy
> in Skopje some of the present youth started smashing its windows.
> Several embassy or NATO jeeps were damaged.
> The demonstrators were shouting in favor of Yugoslavia,
> Russia and Macedonia and waiving with SFRJ (ex-Yugoslavia) flags,
> and singing the Yugoslav anthem "Hej Sloveni".
> This has not been seen in Skopje for a long time. 
> It reminded a lot of the All - Yugoslav spirit of the 70ies and 80ies.
> The demonstrators then proceeded affront of the 
> German and British Embassy where they continued to protest 
> in a similar manner. Witnesses say that the police shot 2 smoke grenades
> in the air, and prevented the demonstrators to enter into the building. 
> The prime minister Georgievski addressed the Macedonian public
> on TV accusing the Macedonian media of an anti-NATO campaign and 
> confirmed the firm pro-NATO direction of the Macedonian government and
> stressing the guarantees of NATO for Macedonia. However he said that the 
> Western allies were so far only verbally preventing the possible humanitarian
> catastrophe in Kosovo and Souther Serbia, and that if it happens the West is to be blamed. 
> The demonstrators were not very impressed loudly saying that the threat for Macedonia
> is on the contrary NATO and demanded the Prime Minister to speak to them directly 
> which hasn't happened yet. 
> Demonstrations stopped after some time.
> Larger demonstrations with participants from all of Macedonia
> expected to continue tomorrow noon.
> The minister of interior Trajanov accused the demonstrators of 
> being very aggressive and said that Macedonia remains neutral 
> in the conflict.
> Otherwise people are cautious and storing food supplies.  
> Streets are now calm except for white helicopters 
> (I think it is UNPREDEP which is still around)
> circling extremely frequently around the center of Skopje 
> and creating awful noise during the night .
> Melentie