A Russian Foreign Ministry official yesterday denied that Russia had any intention of offering asylum to Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic. "At least the Foreign Ministry is unaware of such intentions," he said. The official noted that the two men are wanted by The Hague international tribunal, but suggested that their arrest could "cause an explosion among the Bosnian Serbs and seriously aggravate the settlement process in former Yugoslavia." (Interfax, April 22)
Uzbek President, in Paris, Urges Closer Cooperation.