War in the Balkans: Quotes

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``The Yugoslav leaders want the war to spill over into Macedonia and Albania, therefore what Nato is doing is a necessity out of evil"

Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia's President

"Russia and the US are working together on this problem ... Our talks were very constructive, serious and frank"

US Deputy Secretary of State, Strobe Talbott

"The West must approve a compromise on the peace force ... I think President Milosevic is ready to accept a resolution"

Vuk Draskovic, Yugoslavia's Deputy Prime Minister

``It remains to be seen as to whether he [Vuk Draskovic] will be allowed to continue to tell the truth. It shows the facade of unity is cracking open''

George Robertson

"We are at breaking point. We will be seeing people sleeping in the open. But anything is better than what's in no-man's land"

Ron Redmond, UNHCR spokesman in Macedonia

"Russia is losing patience with Milosevic ... Russia could be particularly helpful to us in the context of the UN. We want Russia to be part of the solution"

Robin Cook