Tuesday, April 20, 1999 Published at 08:32 GMT 09:32 UK
Blair: We'll fight to the end
Mr Blair has been meeting Nato's top brass
Tony Blair has insisted that Nato will see its Kosovo campaign through until it achieves its aims.
Mr Blair also gave an upbeat progress report about the success rate of Nato air raids, saying they had severely damaged the "killing machine" of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.
He said that the international community had been horrified by the accounts of massacres and rapes told by the hundreds of thousands of refugees forced from their homes by gunpoint.
"I think there is a proper sense of moral outrage about what Milosevic has done that we should not shy away from and should feel proud to be feeling."
Mr Blair also insisted that the success of Nato's action was "the only chance" that the refugees had of returning home.
Air raid destruction
The prime minister said at least 13 different military targets had been hit by Nato raids on Monday night.
The vehicles destroyed included five tanks, four armoured personnel carriers and about 20 other military vehicles, he said.
A troop assembly area, a surface-to-surface missile system, ammunition depots, army headquarters, airfields, oil depots and refineries and "other parts of the Serb military machine" were also attacked.
Earlier, Mr Blair delivered a personal message of support to Nato's commanders via a video link.
In a message beamed to officers across Europe, he said: "You are fighting a just war in a just cause.
"I'd simply like to say to all of you, to thank all of you, for the work you are doing - not just the military action but the extraordinary humanitarian effort as well.
"It's deeply appreciated by all of us."
With the campaign soon to enter its fifth week, doubts continue to be expressed about whether the air-power strategy is working.
Mr Blair has been amongst the strongest advocates of Nato's current approach. By travelling to Brussels, he is demonstrating strong support for the Alliance's military commanders and emphasising that solid backing remains throughout Nato for the current strategy.
The prime minister's visit comes ahead of Nato's 50th anniversary at the weekend. Between then and now, Mr Blair will also fly to Washington for White House talks.
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