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"Pristina is not the crown jewels. Our mission is to get into the whole of Kosovo"

George Robertson, Defence Secretary

"We don't want to fight our way in, we want to do it peacefully"

A British soldier at Pristina airport

"It is very important we do not have an outcome which looks like, or is, partition"

Strobe Talbott, US deputy secretary of state

"We're going in as planned. No plans have been disrupted by this bizarre event"

General Wesley Clark,

Nato Supreme Commander

"Many think the Russians' presence is a clear sign Russia and Belgrade are co-operating"

Adem Demaci, Kosovo Albanian leader

"The Germans gave us freedom from the Serbs, both then and now"

Prizren citizen, recalling the Second World War