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Russia accused of holding up a peace agreement

8th June 1999

Serbian Renewal Movement and the smaller New Democracy party accused Russia of holding up a peace agreement between NATO and Yugoslavia. Vuk Draskovic, leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement, told BBC: "They want to restore Communism in Russia by sacrificing Serbian blood... No one has the right to push Serbia into suffering." The New Democracy released a statement saying, "Difficulties (in peace process) are a direct result of the poor role played by Russian diplomacy which not only failed to protect Yugoslavia's interests but had left behind a whole series of imprecisely formulated points over which disputes arose in the Kumanovo talks. Both parties took part in Serbian government before.

Source: Free Serbia

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