According to Eizenstat, Washington approves of Kyiv’s proposal to transit part of the “future” Caspian oil via Ukraine to Central Europe. The US Agency for International Development has been assigned to assist Ukraine in drawing up the feasibility study (Ukrainian agencies, September 11 and 12). President Leonid Kuchma presented the plan at last week’s TRACECA international conference in Baku. He had the support of the presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Poland–a producer country, a transit country, and a destination country, respectively (see the Monitor, July 17 and September 10; also The Fortnight in Review, July 12).
OPPOSITION, POLICE CLASH IN BAKU.