War In The Balkans: Quotes

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"It is not possible to go to the cities, and it is a real crisis. I believe with time it will be increased."

Zoran Djindjic, chairman of Serbian opposition Democratic Party

"If Milosevic wants to drive his country to national suicide, that would require the acquiescence of a lot of decent people in Serbia."

George Robertson, Defence Secretary

"What is important is that we get Yugoslav soldiers and paramilitias and police to withdraw, (and) we are able to put in an international force."

Kofi Annan

"The cardinal question is whether Milosevic is ready to agree to the five conditions contained in the G-8 statement."

Strobe Talbott, US Deputy Secretary of State

"The question is not whether ethnic cleansing will be reversed, but how much of the military will be destroyed because of his [Milosevic's] intransigence."

President Clinton

"What we are doing now is measuring how ready the Yugoslav leadership is for a peaceful solution."

Martti Ahtisaari, Finnish President