I totally refute that interpretation. Mr Fisk has followed the Kosovo crisis closely enough to know that my words were a simple distillation of the Nato and G8 demands that Milosevic withdraw his forces from Kosovo, allow in a Nato-led peace-keeping force and permit the return of the refugees.
I deplore all violence in Kosovo, from either side. At my MoD press conference on 21 June I emphasised the urgent need for K-For impartially to eradicate violence from Kosovo. I also appealed to the Serb population to stay in their homes and help build one Kosovo of different communities living alongside each other.
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