May 27 - June 9,
Skopje, June 10th, 2002
Security and political
The first phase from the
police redeployment in the crisis regions close to the end.
According to the general plan for
police redeployment the police is to enter in three more villages in the
Skopje area and in eight more in the Kumanovo area. On May 27, the
ethnically mixed police patrols started to patrol in five of the remaining
eight Kumanovo villages: Strima, Dumanovce, Lukare, Gosince and Izvor.
Thirteen buildings in
Tetovo area damaged.
On May 30, a bomb was thrown in front of a dental clinic, owned by
ethnic Albanian, in Tetovo. The explosion caused huge damage on 13
One bomb exploded, two
On June 2, a bomb exploded in the monastery complex "St.
Bogorodica" in the village of Matejce near Kumanovo. Two more grenades
were later discovered near the monastery.
Protest of the displaced
On June 8, the displaced citizens from Aracinovo, Tetovo area and
Matejce held a protest in front of the government. The displaced persons
demanded their status to be resolved. Previously a debate on topic
"Victims of terror - hostages of the politics", organized by the
Association of forcefully displaced citizens from Aracinovo "Zora" took
Declaration for the
situation at the northern border adopted.
On May 29, the Macedonian Parliament, with 68 votes in favor and with
no presence of the MPs - Albanians, adopted the declaration for the
situation at the northern border, which represents a condemnation of the
Resolution adopted by the Kosovo parliament.
Ali Ahmeti, leader of the
new party of the Albanians in Macedonia.
On June 5 in Tetovo, the new party of the ethnic Albanians in
Macedonia - the democratic Union for Integration, was established. Its
leader is the former political leader of the NLA, Ali Ahmeti. The party is
mainly composed of former representatives of the NLA, as well as two
current MPs from the PDP.