Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 147

Russia’s foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev continues to publicize policy disputes within the Yeltsin administration. Today he told a Moscow radio station that Russia could not decide whether to cooperate with NATO or to confront it, and thus has no real policy at all. This was the latest in a series of public statements wherein Kozyrev has portrayed himself as pro-Western, and contrasted his position with that of Defense Minister Pavel Grachev. Grachev, while agreeing to Moscow’s participation in the Bosnian force, has angrily warned NATO that Russia will consider forming its own military bloc if NATO goes ahead with plans to expand eastward. (2)

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