Sunday, April 11, 1999 Published at 15:00 GMT 16:00 UK
Nato gets Albanian launchpad
Nato is sending more A-10 tankbusters
The Albanian Government is handing over to Nato control of its airspace, ports and military installations to support the bombing campaign against Yugoslavia.
The Albanian Foreign Minister, Paskal Milo, announced the handover of powers to Nato during a live link-up from Tirana to a UK Ministry of Defence news conference in London.
Mr Milo also said Albania would be prepared to accept the deployment of more Nato troops.
Mr Milo added that he would like Nato to establish an international protectorate in Kosovo. He said Serbs and ethnic Albanians would be unable to live together peacefully in the current circumstances.
As Serbs celebrated Orthodox Easter Sunday, the authorities reported bomb and missile attacks on several towns in Kosovo, including the capital, Pristina.
Official Serb media reported explosions in the towns of Pec, Prizren, Urosevac, Kosovo Polje and the old residential part of Djakovica, near the border with Albania.
Missiles were also reported to have smashed into the airport outside Pristina.
Explosions were also reported near the central Serbian town of Kraljevo, 75 miles south of Belgrade.
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Reinforcements on their way
The US said it would send 82 warplanes and the UK announced the deployment of an additional aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible, and two support ships.
The UK Ministry of Defence said sending Invincible was part of "tightening the screw" on the Serbs.
But Foreign Secretary Robin Cook repeated on Sunday that Nato was not contemplating a ground invasion of Kosovo, which he said would lead to far more Allied casualties.
Elsewhere, a convoy of 75 Russian trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Yugoslavia is reported to have been detained by a dispute over fuel tankers.
That followed the settling of an earlier row over whether some of the trucks were military vehicles.
International monitors said 3,000-5,000 people were being forced across the border into Albania on Saturday night following 1,500 on Friday.
Hundreds of refugees have also been arriving in Macedonia, although at one crossing point, the Yugoslav authorities turned back a line of vehicles that eyewitnesses said stretched for miles.
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