Moldovan presidential advisors told a briefing yesterday that Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s special envoy to the Transdniester settlement negotiations, Yuri Karlov, proposed a settlement plan last week. It apparently goes beyond the far-reaching devolution of powers agreed on by Chisinau with OSCE blessing and makes Russia — which unlawfully stations troops in Transdniester — a "guarantor of regional peace and security." The presidential advisors said that Chisinau "must not react painfully." President Mircea Snegur faces a Kremlin meeting with Yeltsin next month. (Flux, April 17)
Russian Parliament Adopts Controversial Land Code.