October - 4 Novermber 2001
Skopje, November 5th, 2001
The Curfew in Kumanovo terminated.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, taking into consideration
the stabilized security condition in the municipality of Kumanovo has
terminated the limited movement of the citizens in the aforementioned
The police shall patrol the area around the clock.
The mixed patrols together with representatives of OSCE and NATO started
patrolling the five pilot villages in the crises region on 22nd October.
Beginning from 29th October the patrols shall cover the area twenty-four
hours a day, excluding the village of Tearce. The police patrol does not
enter in this village yet, in the area inhabited by ethnic Albanians only.
Shots in Kumanovo and Tetovo Region.
On 3rd October, according to police sources, near the village Ljubodrag,
Kumanovo region, five detonations were heard the cause of which is still
unknown. Armed groups attacked the police point near Ratae, but there
are no injured. Police station attacked. According to the Macedonian language
media, on November 3rd , the police station in the Tetovo village Miletino
was attacked by a group of armed persons. There are no injured among the
NATO vehicle pounces on a mine.
On 31st October transport vehicle of the German soldiers from the contingent
of the Task Force Amber Fox smashed a mine, on the road between Slupchane
and Alashevce. There are no injured soldiers, yet the vehicle is damaged.
Opposed opinions concerning the demolished houses in Opae.
The Macedonian media write that more than 48 houses, property of the ethnic
Macedonian and ethnic Serbian citizens, are demolished and burnt down
in the village Opae, Kumanovo region. The president of the local municipality
office in Opae, Redzep Sachiri, claims that the military and police forces
that were present in the village 170 days have stolen the furniture from
the houses. 1.900 ethnic Albanians and 211 ethnic Macedonians and Serbs
live in Opae.
The amendment to the Constitution supported.
On 31st October, after two postponements of the meeting, the Constitutional
Commission has supported the three proposed amendments that refer to the
constitutional article, for the position of the religious communities
and rights to the representatives of the same. PDP did not support the
amendments passed from the proposal of the constitutional alterations,
the President Mr. Boris Trajkovski. It is expected that the amendments
will be adopted no later than 8th November, and the passing of the same
to be realized on 12th November.
Parliament Session Continued.
On 1st November the 86th Parliament session continued where the issue
of proposed amendment for the constitutional change has been viewed. The
representatives of the VMRO-DPMNE were not attending the session, as they
claimed, due to the worsened Security State in the country.