Thursday, March 25, 1999 Published at 16:44 GMT
'Comply or be destroyed'
Pristina awoke to air raid sirens and flames
Nato commander General Wesley Clark has issued a stern warning to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to toe the line or face the destruction of Yugoslavia's armed forces.
The supreme allied commander in Europe told a news conference in Brussels that at least 40 targets were struck in the first night of attacks and said three Yugoslav planes were destroyed, one of them by a Dutch Nato fighter.
The Yugoslav navy "must remain in port. They must not come forth in the Adriatic or they will be treated as hostile forces," he said.
Earlier, US Defence Secretary William Cohen warned that the bombing campaign against Serb targets will intensify and said Mr Milosevic still had "an opportunity to pursue the path of peace".
BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Marcus says analysts believe Mr Milosevic may be husbanding his resources for what could be a prolonged struggle.
The statement was signed by the Serbian Information Minister, Aleksandr Vucic, who said their reporting was helping the aggressive acts of Nato.
However, shortly afterwards, the Federal Yugoslav Information Minister, Milan Komnencic, told foreign journalists in Belgrade that they were all welcome to stay.
'Ten civilians killed'
In Yugoslavia's first official estimate of casualties, Information Minister Goran Matic said 10 civilians had been killed in last night's Nato raids. Mr Matic said another 60 were injured. He declined to give any details of Yugoslav military casualties.
National television broadcast pictures of burning buildings throughout the country and what were reported to be victims in hospital.
Onslaught makes history
All-clear sirens sounded as dawn broke in the Yugoslav capital, Belgrade and a semblance of normal life began to return.
In Kosovo's regional capital, Pristina, power has been restored after a complete black-out on Wednesday night but water supplies are still not back.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin has warned that the US would be held to account for Nato air strikes against Yugoslavia.
In an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council, Russia and China led condemnations of Nato's action, describing it as a violation of international law.
In an earlier address to the American people, President Bill Clinton said that the western allies had to fulfil a moral imperative over Kosovo.