Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Published at 10:29 GMT 11:29 UK
Nato responds with air strikes
The plight of many Kosovo Albanians is desperate
With the humanitarian crisis deepening, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has spoken of his "profound outrage" at reports of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo by Serb forces.
Several countries have made pledges of aid to help the thousands of refugees who have fled Serbian attacks in Kosovo. A cargo plane carrying supplies is expected in Albania on Wednesday as part of the UK relief effort.
With widespread reports of Serb forces carrying out summary executions and setting fire to Albanian homes, plans to intensify the Nato operation are being considered.
However, poor weather in the region has again prevented RAF Harriers from carrying out their latest bombing mission against Serb targets.
The RAF says all the planes returned safely, but they encountered some of the heaviest Serb anti-aircraft fire so far.
The Yugoslav news agency, Tanjug, said a series of explosions were heard southeast of the capital, Pristina and in the suburbs of Belgrade. It gave no details of damage.
There have been warnings from the Pentagon that after more than 1,000 cruise missile launches, stocks are "dwindling".
Offer falls short
Mr Milosevic made a conditional offer of a settlement over Kosovo through the Russian Prime Minister, Yevgeny Primakov.
But German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder told a news conference after meeting Mr Primakov in Bonn: "The proposals are no basis for a political settlement".
The United States said Mr Milosevic's pledges fell far short of what is needed to end Nato strikes.
Urging allies to "remain steady and determined", he said: "If there was ever any doubt what is at stake in Kosovo, Mr Milosevic is certainly erasing it by his actions".
Tens of thousands of refugees have poured out of Kosovo, leaving aid agencies struggling against the deepening crisis.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the world to help with the crisis asking Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro to keep their borders open.
"Borders must be kept open, safety and protection must be given to those in need."
US State Department spokesman James Rubin warned there were indications that genocide was taking place.
Roads are reported to be clogged with fleeing civilians, many of whom have been forced from their homes at gunpoint.
In the last three days more than 80,000 refugees have reached Kukes on the Kosovo-Albanian border, recounting stories of Serb atrocities.
In Kosovo there are reports of summary executions, round-ups and massive expulsions.
Nato is trying to confirm reports that Serbs are attacking refugees with artillery and tanks in the Pagarusa valley in central Kosovo.
Pec, a city of 100,000 residents in western Kosovo, is almost totally destroyed, says Nato spokesman Jamie Shea.