Letter: This is no way to protect Kosovars
Wednesday 14 April 1999
When a province is fought over, there are large civilian casualties and, ironically, the Serbs may have saved lives by expelling Kosovars if Nato sends in ground troops.
Serbia can "withdraw" its troops by telling them to take off their uniforms. Then, as experience in Northern Ireland has shown, infantry would be unable to protect the civilian population. The Kosovars would be crazy to return under ineffective Nato "protection".
The only solution is a Russian protectorate with no Nato participation whatsoever.
DEREK J COLE.
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
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