War in the Balkans: Quotes

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"The search for a political solution is a long, complex, drawn- out process. We are at the early stages"

Kofi Annan, UN secretary-general

"Nato does not target civilians, but we cannot exclude harm to civilians or civilian property during our air operations over Yugoslavia"

Nato spokesman

"We left because they were burning our homes. They brought tanks to the front door and the children were afraid, so we left"

Sale Sefedini, a refugee from the village of Balanc

"No one can sign an agreement that allows the secession of the territory"

Goran Matic, of the United Left party of Milosevic's wife, Mirjana Markovic

"You can see what the situation is like. There's mud, water. We're sleeping on the ground. We can't keep clean"

Selim Rama, a refugee in Macedonia

"I don't think that there are any clever formulas. The time to think about why you are going to war is before you start"

Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State