Russia backs UN resolution on aid to YU

MOSCOW, December 16 (Itar-Tass) - The U.N. General Assembly has passed a Russian-initiated resolution on humanitarian assistance to Yugoslavia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry regards it as a right step. "A complex emergency situation is affecting the entire Balkan region," Itar-Tass reported on Thursday, quoting the Foreign Ministry statement.

The General Assembly resolution on economic aid to east European nations which suffered losses during the Balkan war is regarded in the same context, the Ministry went on to say.

"Russia believes that only integrated and well-coordinated action of the world community and Yugoslavia's transition from emergency aid to rehabilitation, reconstruction and development will guarantee stability and prosperity in the Balkans," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.

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