War in The Balkans: Quotes

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"The West will have to negotiate with Slobodan Milosevic or wage war to the end. My brother cannot be ignored"

Borislav Milosevic, Yugoslav ambassador to Moscow

"Serbs carrying guns have been so... atrociously part of the problem it is nonsense that they could be part of the solution"

Strobe Talbott, US deputy secretary of state

"Have we been successful in, first of all, protecting the Kosovars and keeping them in their homes? ... No

Jimmy Carter, former US president

"The time of Slobodan Milosevic is finished. He no longer has any legitimacy to talk with anybody about a political solution"

Hashim Thaci, Kosovo rebel leader

"We want to see Milosevic defeated, but... defeated by the will of Serbian voters"

Slobodan Vuksanovic, vice-president of Serbia's Democratic Party

"The Nato action must continue. Milosevic must not be given any pause for thought. Either [he] will win or the West will"

Bujar Bukoshi, leader of the Kosovo government in exile