Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Nato Intervention in Kosovo was Illegal, but Legitimate
A UN International Commission on Kosovo concludes that the intervention was illegal because there was no formal approval by a Security Council Resolution, but the Commission concludes at the same time that all diplomatic routes to stop the mass killing in Kosovo had been exhausted. It was therefore legitimate of Nato to come to the rescue of Kosovo.
Yugoslavia's new President Kostunica admited in a CBS News report that genocide in Kosovo had been commited by the former government.
"I am ready to... accept the guilt for all those people who have been killed or what Milosevic had done, and as a Serb, I will take responsibility for many of these, these crimes," Mr Kostunica said.
Full Report at www.kosovocommission.org || Full Report in The Times || UN Reliefweb Summary