Milosevic 'will be toppled', Nato chief says

MADRID, Mar 22, 2000 -- (AFP) Yugoslav President Sloboban Milosevic will be toppled by his own people, NATO Secretary General George Robertson predicted in an interview published Wednesday in Spain's ABC newspaper.

Milosevic "is a more nervous man each day, and he has good reason to be so," Robinson said.

"We have seen his reservists refuse to serve under their flag, we have seen how the opposition is becoming united and we have seen how he closes TV stations and newspapers who oppose him," he added.

"I don't think the Serb people should forgive him for what he has done. He has robbed them of their future, and at the right moment, like all dictators, he will be toppled by his people," Robinson said.

A year after NATO's aerial bombardment of Yugoslavian began, Roberston also was positive about the allied intervention in Kosovo, though he acknowledged that the process of establishing a multi-ethnic democracy in the province still had a way to go.

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