It is with great sorrow and resentment that I learnt about today’s terrorist act by Albanian terrorists. Planting bombs in buses and kidnapping people cannot be regarded as method of political struggle nor way to achieve political and national interests. Those are crimes, which have to be condemned clearly, precisely and without political circumspection. Such condemnation is also expected as minimum human compassion from international factors who took upon themselves responsibility to protect human lives and dignity of all, regardless of their ethnic and religious origin, not only in Kosovo and Metohija, but also in those territories outside this province, in which aggression and vandalism have been supported and armed right from the territory under their control.
I condemn all terrorist acts as a crime against humanity. Any individual who commits a crime against humanity must pay for their crimes according to the law.
I express my condolences to the families of all those killed and wish
a speedy recovery to those wounded.
London, 16 February 2001