Foreign Minister Tuomioja: Time is running out on Milosevic

Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja stated in a press conference on Monday, 2 October, that the candidate of the Yugoslav opposition, Mr Vojislav Kostunica, has won a majority in the elections. According to Mr Tuomioja, the time is running out on President Slobodan Milosevic and he has no friends left at home or abroad. Mr Tuomioja referred to the discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. Foreign Minister Tuomioja hoped Mr Milosevic would draw the right conclusions and peacefully abdicate from leadership.

The tape of the Finnish-language press conference can be listened to at the Finnish section: Ajankohtaista, Tallenteet.