here and now (1999) 02/23/1999
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AnnotationThe conclusion of the Rambouillet talks in France between the representatives of Yugoslavia (FRY) and the Albanian delegation from Kosovo. Negotiations were held under the auspices of the Contact Group of the NATO and Russian participating countries.
A fragment of the "Here and Now" program from 22.02.1999 with Zbigniew Brzezinski - adviser to the US President on national security (1977-1981)
Telephone connection with ORT's own correspondent in France Oleg Shommer, who is in Rambouillet, awaiting the announcement of the results of the talks.
Grigory Yavlinsky talks about the existing relations between Russia and the United States, stresses that Russia has no permanent partners.
Indicates the need for self-development independently of other countries.
Expresses confidence in the inadmissibility of repeating the scenario of the "Iron Curtain" in Russia.
Criticizing NATO for the bombing of Yugoslavia, speaks about the changes taking place within the Russian community, caused by the conduct of US military operations in the Balkans.
The telephone connection from Pristina with the deputy head of the OSCE mission in Kosovo, Vladimir Ivanovsky.
Grigory Yavlinsky talks about the upcoming presidential elections in Russia.
Emphasizes the need to strengthen the state primarily from within, since foreign policy is a reflection of domestic economic and political stability.
Returning to the problem in the Balkans, it indicates the need for negotiations and the inadmissibility of hostilities, and also recognizes the mission of both Russia and the United States as intermediaries between the conflicting parties - a failed one.
PersonnelYavlinsky Grigory is a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, leader of the Yabloko faction.