RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 4 June 1999
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY PROTESTS NATO PLANES IN HUNGARY. The
Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 3 June saying
that the deployment of NATO planes in Hungary within the
framework of NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia violates
the 1990 Paris Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe and
later agreements (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 25 May 1999). The
statement said the agreement allows NATO to deploy the planes
in Hungary only within the framework of peace-keeping
missions that have a mandate from either the UN or the OSCE.
Hungarian Foreign Ministry spokesman Gabor Horvath told MTI
in Budapest that the deployment of the planes serve the
"principles and values which the UN, the OSCE, and NATO were
set up to protect." FS
HUNGARIAN MAGAZINE, TV PROGRAM CLOSES UNDER STATE
PRESSURE. The crime-reporting weekly "Kriminalis" is
ceasing publication due to "impossible working
conditions," chief editor Laszlo Juszt announced on 3
June. Earlier this week, police launched criminal
proceedings against Juszt on suspicion of breaching
state secrets by publishing classified documents. The
published materials carried information on the so-called
"data-gathering case" against senior FIDESZ officials.
Hungarian state television has canceled his popular
television show, which takes the name of the magazine.
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