Kosovo Quotes

Kosovo Quotes by Patch Adams, Margaret Thatcher, Ibrahim Rugova, Rita Ora, Atifete Jahjaga, Ehud Olmert and many others.

I’ve taken clowns into the war in Bosnia, the refugee camps of Kosovo, and none of those are any more important than clowning in a subway or an elevator or just walking down the street.
Patch Adams
The Kosovo campaign was a just and necessary war. And I believe that Blair – of whom I have many criticisms – in this case showed real determination in conducting it.
Margaret Thatcher
The privatization law draft was recently released and I believe that very soon we will start applying it, of course taking into consideration the provisions of United Nations Mission in Kosovo.
Ibrahim Rugova
I have a few properties, some in the U.K., some in the States, some in Kosovo. It’s a nice little empire – I’m trying to create something so my family can be all right.
Rita Ora
The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true.
Atifete Jahjaga
I’m not saying it was wrong to intervene in Kosovo.
Ehud Olmert
Instead of the international police action we had hoped for during the war in Kosovo, there are wars again – conducted with state-of-the-art technology, but still in the old style
Jurgen Habermas
So as far as Serbia is concerned, it does not have the right to influence the privatization or to claim any property, because Kosovo is a former member of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Ibrahim Rugova
Military action is, of course, sometimes necessary to maintain peace. Kosovo and World War II are good examples.
Kirsten Powers
My vision is to have an independent Kosovo, democratic, with a politically tolerant society and with a solid economy, integrated into the EU, the NATO and to continue with our good relations with the USA.
Ibrahim Rugova
I think it’s appropriate for the international community in situations like this to intervene [in Kosovo]. I am in favor of an intervention. On some level, you have to say that at least somebody [Clinton] is doing something.
Mike Farrell
Imagine a part of the U.S.A., from which the U.S.A. started – where is the cradle of your history? This is Kosovo for Serbia.
Novak Djokovic
For instance, in 1999, Bill Gates not only published a new book on work at the speed of thought but also detailed how Microsoft’s ‘Falconview’ software would enable the destruction of bridges in Kosovo.
Paul Virilio
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosevic
Yesterday, the country of Kosovo unveiled an 11-foot tall statue of former President Clinton. Yeah. That’s right. The Clinton statue is so life-like, it’s already been slapped 12 times.
Conan O’Brien
Kosovo’s destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.
Emma Bonino
Kosovo is now the biggest problem confronting Yugoslavia.
Josip Broz Tito
At the end of the Cold War, the prevailing view in Washington was that the U.S. was strong, and Russia was weak and did not count in a unipolar world. We disregarded Russia’s opposition to NATO expansion, the Iraq War, and the U.S.-led military intervention in Serbia for the independence of Kosovo.
Bill Bradley
France and Germany were opposed to a maritime blockade of the Adriatic Sea without a mandate from the United Nations (UN). So, what we witnessed in Kosovo was an extraordinary war, a war waged solely with bombs from the air.
Paul Virilio
Desert Storm created the pattern for the American way of war that eventually prevailed in Kosovo. America learned from Vietnam that unilateral use of force eventually forfeits international legitimacy and domestic support. Desert Storm demonstrated the political necessity of coalition warfare.
Michael Ignatieff
However, the Kosovo War took place in orbital space. In other words, war now takes place in ‘aero-electro-magnetic space’. It is equivalent to the birth of a new type of flotilla, a home fleet, of a new type of naval power, but in orbital space!
Paul Virilio
How was Kosovo recognized? They forgot about the territorial integrity of a state, as well as UN Security Council Resolution 1244, which they had themselves adopted and supported. Why could it have been done there, but not in Abkhazia and South Ossetia? Why not?
Vladimir Putin
Just take Kosovo: back then, UN bodies decided that Kosovo should become independent of Serbia and that the interests of Serbia’s central government had to be subordinated. You can read that in all the records, also in the German ones.
Vladimir Putin
Kosovo is a small country but it also has a lot of riches that were granted to us by God.
Ibrahim Rugova
The views of the Contact Group member-states must be taken seriously, as well as the guidelines set out in their document on Kosovo, which clearly says that the province should not be divided.
Martti Ahtisaari
The many questions about the bombing of Yugoslavia by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation – meaning primarily the United States – come down to two fundamental issues: ‘What are the accepted and applicable ‘rules of world order,’ and how do these apply in the case of Kosovo?’
Noam Chomsky
I don’t really remember much about Kosovo. I only remember growing up in London, where my parents had to basically start from scratch.
Rita Ora
The different Ministries have to work more on the promotion of the country, to build Kosovo’s public image. Concrete projects must be assembled, in order to activate our businessmen to have more contacts. We have to create a positive image about ourselves.
Ibrahim Rugova
It is difficult to say today whether the Battle of Kosovo was a defeat or a victory for the Serbian people, whether thanks to it we fell into slavery or we survived in this slavery.
Slobodan Milosevic
I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.
Emma Bonino
I tried to go to Kosovo to establish a statue to commemorate those who died during the wars, and to discuss moving on, so we could move into a new era. But I was banned from there.
Ivica Dacic
GPS not only played a large and delocalizing role in the war in Kosovo but is increasingly playing a role in social life.
Paul Virilio
Milosevic will never stop, because he is fighting for personal power in Serbia. The only way to stop him is cutting the functioning of his war machine. He is spending $1.7 million a day on his war machine in Kosovo.
Fatos Nano
There will be a lot of competitive and strong companies coming here and even though Kosovo is a small country that undoubtedly has a lot to offer to global trade; one of our main interests is to expose it to the world market.
Ibrahim Rugova
GPS are everywhere. They are in cars. They were even in the half-tracks that, initially at least, were going to make the ground invasion in Kosovo possible.
Paul Virilio
The Kosovars were granted autonomy at the end of World War II, but then aspiring president Milosevic had the autonomy revoked in 1989, and the Dayton Accords of 1995, which ended the recent war in Bosnia and Croatia, failed to address the issue of Kosovo’s status.
Sebastian Junger
For me, the Asian financial crisis of 1998 and the war in Kosovo in 1999 are the prelude to the integral accident.
Paul Virilio
The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.
Emma Bonino
My first concert was Method Man and Redman because they came down to Kosovo.
Dua Lipa
The U.S. actions in Kosovo – carving out an independent state based on ethnicity from within a sovereign nation – provided the precedent for Russia to carve Crimea out of Ukraine.
Bill Bradley
The international community cannot stand by and watch the massacre of Libyan protesters. In Rwanda we watched. In Kosovo we acted.
Anne-Marie Slaughter
All sorts of artillery installations, rockets and tank units that are firing on civilians in Kosovo should be neutralized. If that means air strikes, then NATO should carry out air strikes.
Fatos Nano
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
Slobodan Milosević
I want to emphasize the fact that the independence of Kosovo should and will be recognized.
Ibrahim Rugova
We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre of violence and regional instability in future.
Boris Trajkovski
But we acted pre-emptively in Kosovo in 1999 to stop Milosevic from doing what he was doing and increasingly doing the ethnic cleansing in a systematic way.
Lord Robertson
Kosovo is not a part of Serbia. It is the very heart of Serbia.
Slobodan Milosević
The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians
Boris Yeltsin
Maybe if I was born in Kosovo, I might not be where I am now, so I need to thank Switzerland, of course, because I went to school there, learnt to play football there, and started my career there.
Granit Xhaka
I was born in Kosovo and grew up in Switzerland.
Xherdan Shaqiri
Albania is located sixty miles across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. It borders Montenegro and Kosovo to the north, Macedonia to the east, and Greece to the south. If you know nothing about ‘the Land of the Eagles,’ relax. You’re not alone.
Michael Paterniti
The most important thing is that Milosevic agreed to sit at the negotiating table with the Kosovo Albanians.
Boris Yeltsin
But anyone who believes that the eternal issue of war and peace in Europe has been permanently laid to rest could be making a monumental error. The demons haven’t been banished; they are merely sleeping, as the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo have shown us.
Jean-Claude Juncker
An international presence in Serbia’s Kosovo province is not a problem. But only a civilian and unarmed mission under U.N. auspices, with Russia’s participation, would be acceptable.
Ivica Dacic