THE RECENT STATEMENTS BY INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES ON ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN KOSOVO

 

The United States condemns these senseless and destructive acts. We
have repeatedly urged ethnic Albanians in Kosovo to refrain from
violence and vengeance.

Philip T. Reeker, the Spokesman of the U.S. Department of State
June 5, 2000


"The violence that we are seeing against Serbs ... seems to be systematic. We believe that those responsible should be brought to justice as soon
as possible."

James O'Brien, special Balkans adviser to Clinton and Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright, June 8


"We are concerned about continued high levels of inter-ethnic tension and violence, particularly reverse violence against Serbs by ethnic Albanians. We condemn all acts of violence. We commend KFOR's robust action to deal with extremists from all sides. We strongly regret that minority groups remain vulnerable to acts of violence by Kosovar Albanian extremists."

NATO Ministers, Brussels, June 8


"An upsurge of vicious attacks on Kosovo Serbs in several areas has undermined Serb confidence in the future. The international community did not intervene in Kosovo to make it a haven for revenge and crime...These attacks appear to be part of an orchestrated campaign"

Kofi Anan, UN Secretary General, June 9


UNHCR Bus whic transported Serbs attacked by Albanian terrorists
in March 2000