Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has discussed the situation in Yugoslavia with UN general secretary Kofi Annan, presidential administraion’s deputy head Sergei Prikhodko says. In his words, Russia’s leadership continues intensive consultations with those who sympathises with Yugoslavia. Prikhodko reminds that Putin has recently discussed this subject with US and French presidents as well as with Italian premier, ITAR-TASS reports. Russia’s foreign minister Igor Ivanov also conducts similar consultations every day; he has already had dozens of telephone talks with foreign counterparts. Russian Security Council’s secretary Segei Ivanov and Sergei Prikhdko act in a similar way. “We are in constant contact with Kostunica and Milosevic, and Russia’s embassy in Belgrad also keeps close contacts with Yugoslav’s leadership, presidential administration’s deputy head has stressed.
The British press has recently reported that Russia was going to conduct a nuclear test either on the borders with Ukraine or in the Black Sea.