Thursday, June 10, 1999 Published at 12:10 GMT 13:10 UK
KLA sticks to its guns
The KLA says it will move into territory vacated by the Serbs
By BBC Correspondent Paul Wood in Kosovo
The Kosovo Liberation Army brigade commander in the part of Kosovo where we are staying said that his forces would move in straight away to the territory vacated by the Serbs, and they would greet Nato, he said, with their guns in their hands.
The agreement put to President Milosevic for the withdrawal of his forces from Kosovo does say that the KLA will disarm, although, unlike in the Rambouillet peace accord, there is no timetable for this.
KLA commanders say there will be a meeting on Friday between their headquarters staff and Nato about just this issue.
The KLA does appear increasingly better equipped. On Wednesday a group of more than 60 soldiers arrived at brigade headquarters - tiny mountain village - after a three-day walk from the border.
They brought more Kalashnikovs, American-made sniper rifles, and some quite sophisticated anti-tank weapons.
Some of those soldiers are today engaged in making on the hillside in white stones the legend: "The KLA welcomes Nato to Kosovo".
The message may be one of the first things that western troops see as they enter the province.
But Western governments should also mark the words of the brigade commander, who'll be here with a substantial armed force when Nato arrives.
"This is a good start," he said. "But we have much to do to gain our independence."