May 20 - May 26
Skopje, May 27th, 2002
Security and political
watchtower attacked. On May 22, the "Straza" watchtower of the Macedonian
Army located in the borderline between Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo was
attacked by an armed group. Non of the border guards was wounded. On May
26 in the area near the "Tanusevci" watchtower, an unidentified armed
group attacked a convoy of ARM vehicles. The attack was carried out with
three missiles fired from a rocket launcher.
The course for underofficers - ethnic Albanians in the ARM starts. At the
military barracks in Ohrid, the first basic course for underofficers -
commanders of infantry squads officially started. This course will be
attended by 60 cadets - ethnic Albanians. The course, according to the
Framework Agreement, is organized in order enhance the ethnic structure of
the professional composition in the Army.
The Kosovo parliament resolution denounced. On May 23, the Kosovo
parliament adopted a resolution for non-recognition of the border
agreement made between the Republic of Macedonia and the FR Yugoslavia.
Kosovo civic administrator Michael Steiner denounced this declaration. The
Macedonian government assessed the resolution of the Kosovo parliament as
dangerous for the stability of the region.