Monday, May 31, 1999 Published at 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
Civilian deaths 'necessary price'
Nato admits bombing bridge in Varvarin
Nato says civilian casualties in Yugoslavia are the price of defeating evil, after three separate attacks in which at least 32 people are reported to have died.
He insisted Nato planes had bombed only "legitimate designated military targets" and if more civilians had died it was because Nato had been forced into military action.
Another 11 are reported to have died in an attack on a bridge in Varvarin, south-central Serbia, and one person died when a bomb hit a car carrying foreign journalists.
Nato is still investigating the claims of civilian deaths.
Nato also described the attack on the bridge at Varvarin as a "designated and legitimate target".
Mr Shea said: "Nato does not attack civilian targets, we attack exclusively military targets and take every precaution to avoid inflicting harm on civilians."
According to Belgrade, at least 11 civilians were killed and 40 injured.
Witnesses said four cars fell into the River Velika Morava during the first waves of attacks and rescuers who went to help victims were hit in a second wave of bombings.
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Tanjug also reported a car carrying foreign journalists in Kosovo was hit on Sunday, although Nato says there is no evidence an alliance plane was involved.
Eve-Ann Prentice of The Times newspaper was treated in a hospital in Prizren but has since been released.
Milosevic peace move
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has confirmed he will accept the G8 principles for ending the Kosovo conflict.
The US reacted with caution, saying it welcomed any positive development but it was not clear all the terms had been accepted.
Michael Williams, a BBC correspondent in Belgrade, said Yugoslavia first accepted the G8 principles as a basis for negotiation some three weeks ago.
But he said it was perhaps significant that the announcement had finally come from the highest echelons of government.
Clinton calls for support
US President Bill Clinton has urged Americans to support the Kosovo campaign.
"What we are doing today will save lives, including American lives, in the future and it will give our children a better, safer world to live in," he said in his Memorial Day address.
Mr Clinton said that if the United States was more heavily involved than other countries, it was because the US had a greater capacity.
Serb shells hit an area less than a mile from the Morino crossing point used by hundreds of refugees every day.
Aid agencies in the nearby town of Kukes have warned that the area is becoming increasingly unsafe.
Some 2,000 refugees a day are being taken to camps further south, although many are unwilling to move away from the border, and from home in Kosovo.
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