Peace in the Balkans: Quotes

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"I wanted to share with you the joy of this day. Nato has been victorious, Milosevic has lost and the Kosovars can go home"

Madeleine Albright, US Secretary, at refugee camp

"If an agreement can't be reached, we will declare our sector and agree on this question with [Yugoslavia]."

Russian General Leonid Ivashov

"The situation in the Balkans has shown that Russia is strong not only in spirit, but also in its diplomacy."

Russian President Boris Yeltsin

"We always knew and wanted the Russians to take part in the international peacekeeping force."

Armed Forces Minister Doug Henderson

"They [the Russians] haven't entered Kosovo and they've given us assurances that they're not going to enter Kosovo"

US Vice president Al Gore

"I'm fed up with Serbian media. Victory, they say. What victory? Even if it was a victory you couldn't eat it"

Bojan Cvetic, 24-year-old from Belgrade