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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Envoy Says Avert War

STRASBOURG, France -- Russia's special envoy to Yugoslavia, Viktor Chernomyrdin, suggested Wednesday that all European countries meet in the wake of the Kosovo conflict to study new ways of preventing wars.

Chernomyrdin told the Council of Europe's parliamentary assembly that the Kosovo crisis exposed the lack of efficient procedures to avoid conflicts.

He proposed setting up as soon as possible a committee to organize a pan-European conference of prominent scientists, politicians and intellectuals.