Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 73

Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski, who met with Boris Yeltsin April 9 in Moscow (see Monitor, April 10), was quoted in a Polish newspaper April 12 as suggesting that Yeltsin had accepted as inevitable NATO’s role as a "pillar or base" of any future European security system. On the same day the Hungarian and Polish prime ministers, meeting in Budapest, declared that Russia would not stand in the way of their plans to join NATO. (Reuter, April 12)

Bonn Looks East.