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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / G-8 Meeting #186539

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 06, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Faint signs of a political settlement in the war in Yugoslavia introduced.

(Frankfurt: Sam Donaldson) Diplomacy at the G-8 meeting on Yugoslavia examined; details given of the discussion of a role for the United Nations in peacekeeping in the region. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - talks about using a "military force."] [President CLINTON - says it would helpful if the United Nations would endorse a peace plan.] Russia's giving of ground on a security presence noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Ron Claiborne) The changing mood in Yugoslavia examined; details given of possible signs of flexibility on the part of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. [VIP News Service Bratislav GRUBACK - (with transcription on screen) says the Serb population is being prepared for compromise.] [Institution of Social Services Ognjen PROBICEVIC - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The fact that Milosevic has rid Kosovo of some 600,000 ethnic Albanians noted.

(Pentagon: John McWethy) NATO's progress report on the bombing of Yugoslavia presented; statistics cited to define the extent of the damage from air strikes; gun camera video shown. [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - comments on the pressure on Milosevic.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from Macedonia on the refugees outlined; scenes shown from Germany of the three American soldiers who were awarded medals.

Claiborne, Ron;
Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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