...AMID DEMANDS FROM BELGRADE
On 1 February, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic said in a letter to NATO's regional commander, Admiral Gregory Johnson, that Serbian forces should return to Kosova because NATO plans to reduce its presence there and local Albanian authorities are likely to take charge of security matters in such a situation, Reuters reported. Djindjic stressed that "we are not going to allow that to happen" and that NATO should involve Serbia in making any decisions about security issues in Kosova, RFE/RL's South Slavic and Albanian Languages Service reported. In Prishtina, several ethnic Albanian leaders suggested that Djindjic seeks to partition Kosova along ethnic lines, Hina reported (see "RFE/RL Balkan Report," 31 January 2003). Djindjic has increasingly appealed to Serbian nationalist sentiments in recent weeks, perhaps with an eye toward possible early general elections in Serbia later in 2003 (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 30 January 2003 and "RFE/RL Balkan Report," 23 August 2002). PM
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