Wednesday, April 28, 1999 Published at 19:48 GMT 20:48 UK
Blair justifies bombing
Victims of an apparent massacre in Rogova
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed regret for the latest civilian casualties in the Kosovo conflict, but showed no sign of questioning the allied offensive.
On the same night Nato pilots hit a residential area of a Serb town, killing about 20 people, massacres of Kosovan men continued, he said.
The prime minister referred to reports of 300 Kosovo Albanians being slaughtered on Tuesday night near the village of Djakovica.
"These people the Serb paramilitaries are killing are killed deliberately - that is the difference between us and them."
It would be the "ultimate moral outrage" to do nothing in the face of on-going atrocities.
Hague questions ground plans
Conservative leader William Hague quizzed the prime minister on plans for sending in ground troops to Kosovo.
Mr Blair said: "It is certainly right that time is a factor in this." This had led Nato to take the decision to review its options at its 50th anniversary summit.
The effectiveness of the oil blockade was also questioned by Mr Hague.
Contrary to some reports, the United States had implement a trade blockage, including oil, on Yugoslavia.
Benn's 'war crime' charge
Former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn made the strongest attack on the United Kingdom's involvement in the Balkan crisis.
The prime minister said: "I simply ask him, in those circumstance what does Nato do?
Fresh tales of atrocities continued to emerge from Kosovo daily, Mr Blair said.
"We have to recognise the fact that the only chance these refugees will ever get is if Nato continues its actions and is successful.
"The best and most eloquent advocates for the Nato action are the refugees themselves."
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