In a week or so, Yugoslavian security forces will be able to get to the B sector of the buffer zone along the administrative border dividing Serbia and Kosovo. An appropriate decision is expected from NATO next Monday, NATO representative to the Balkans Pieter Feith told journalists in Bujanovac after a round of negotiations with Albanians and Yugoslavian authorities. According to Feith, the plan is to move Yugoslavian security forces back to the aforementioned sector in a peaceful, civilized manner, with simultaneous demilitarization of the villages of Lucane and Turia. Asked about the formation and stationing of local multinational police, Feith said the process will be co-sponsored by Yugoslavian security forces. "It is important to avoid a vacuum in the security system and retain trust with civilians," he explained. Commenting on reports about the possible return of Yugoslavian security forces to the B sector, the head of the Albanian party to the talks, who goes as Commander Lesi, warned that this step could be the beginning of military action. Earlier, the NATO representative had said that the return of Yugoslavian security forces to the B sector depended on NATO's decision only, and that Albanians' threats would not make NATO change its mind.
On Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his Address to the Federal Assembly. In the speech, Putin annually expresses his assessment of the state of affairs in the country and his vision of the main tasks for the future