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Letter: Whose war crimes?

Sir: It was very clever of Mr Roger Willott (letter, 26 May) to complain about low-flying aircraft "nearly twenty years ago" to the Air Ministry, as it had ceased to exist in the early Sixties as part of the Mountbatten reforms. It became part of the Ministry of Defence. This is a minor detail, but it does demonstrate the cavalier attitude to the facts the critics of Nato's actions in the Balkans have consistently shown.

War in The Balkans: Russia urges new plan on Milosevic

Russia's Strategy

WAR IN THE BALKANS: Briefing: Day 65

r Two new refugee camps are being set up at Cegrnek, Macedonia, to alleviate overcrowding.Oxfam began work at the sites and hopes refugees can move in next week.

War In The Balkans: Americans want bombing pause

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War In The Balkans: War Crimes - Milosevic no longer an `untouchable'

THE INDICTMENT of Slobodan Milosevic as a war criminal is a triumph for the tough stance of the court's Canadian chief prosecutor, Louise Arbour. She has pushed hard for the tribunal to take a more aggressive, high-profile stance against perpetrators of atrocities in Croatia, Bosnia and now Kosovo, even if it means getting in the way of diplomatic initiatives.

War in the Balkans: Diplomacy - Talbott flies another sortie for peace

IF SQUARING the Russians is the name of the game - and, in the arduous search for a settlement in Kosovo, it very much looks as if it is - then Strobe Talbott is a natural for the job.

War in the Balkans: Influx brings Macedonia to the brink

War in the Balkans: Refugees

Leading article: Sending more troops to the Balkans is overdue but welcome

THROUGH ALL the mood swings of the commentators on the war in Yugoslavia, two things remain unwaveringly fixed. One is British public opinion, which made up its mind from the start that the war was just, and soon after the start of it that it would have to be fought on the ground as well as from and in the air. The Independent's opinion poll last week found 65 per cent support for the war, and 58 per cent support for the sending of ground troops.

War In The Balkans: Strategy - Nato chiefs pick date for advance

War in the Balkans: Strategy

War in The Balkans: Timetable Day 61

Sunday 23 May 1999

War in the Balkans: Briefing - Day 59

t After a week-long lull, Kosovo refugees resumed pouring across the Albanian border yesterday afternoon. Within three hours, almost 1,000 had crossed, with a similar number waiting in no-man's land.


"It is well known that the movement of Albanians and other residents in Kosovo from their homes was caused by the Nato bombing"

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