here and now (1999) 01/14/1999
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The theme of the day is the growing confrontation between Serbian government forces and Albanian separatists in Kosovo.
Shooting in 1998: an interview with a squad of volunteers "The Royal Wolves."
What is happening in Kosovo and how this is related to the interests of Russia.
The discussion is attended by the deputy head of the OSCE Verification Mission in Kosovo, Vladimir Ivanovsky (teleconference from Kosovo) and deputy chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Alexei Arbatov (studio).
VE Ivanovsky on the work of the Mission, the general situation in Kosovo and the role of international observers.
AGArbatov on the absence of ways to resolve the conflict.
A resident of Kosovo on the phone about the deteriorating situation in Pristina and the surrounding area.
VE Ivanovsky on the release of hostages.
Prospects for NATO intervention.
External factors that impede stabilization in Kosovo.
Lack of mutual understanding between Russia and the West.
Shooting in October 1998: an interview with translator Irina Antonos and other residents of Kosovo for the "Vzglyad" program of November 2, 1998, people hope for the help of Russia and the Russians.
Can Russia declare Kosovo as a zone of its vital interests.
VE Ivanovsky and AGArbatov on the need for a meeting of stakeholders at the negotiating table.
PersonnelIvanovskiy V.E. - Russian diplomat, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation.
Arbatov A.G. - candidate of political sciences, doctor of historical sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, social and political figure.
Armed conflicts; Interethnic conflicts; Foreign policy