Balkans: February 28, 2004


On February 26 a plane carrying Macedonian president Boris Trajkovski crashed in Bosnia. On February 27 the plane crash was located in what proved to be an old minefield between Mostaf and Stolac. Trajkovsi was confirmed dead. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. While the incident and the loss of human live are tragic, Macedonias political reaction has been calm. There are no signs of either a short-term or long-term political crisis.


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