Letter: Crisis over Kosovo

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I am a British citizen living and working in the north of Yugoslavia. I teach English and am involved in teacher training.

I have chosen not to leave the country, and instead to share the fate of my hosts. Much as I dislike the dictatorial system of government in Yugoslavia and disapprove of the brutal way the Kosovo crisis has been handled so far, I am completely opposed to Nato intervention in general and air strikes in particular.

It is clear to me that the Serbian government will not be bombed back to the negotiating table, however considerable the damage caused by air strikes. By allowing military action to take place, I fear the West are letting themselves in for a long and bloody conflict that would soon involve a number of other countries and entail the loss of many innocent lives.


Novi Sad, Yugoslavia