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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Peacekeeping / War Crimes / US Troops / Zegra #186697

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 14, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The push of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) troops into Kosovo as the Serb military pulls out noted.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) The "Russian problem" for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) reviewed; details given of telephone conversations between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Clinton and of plans for further discussions about a Russian role in the peacekeeping operation. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT, KFOR commander Lieutenant General Mike JACKSON - downplay the Russian presence at the Pristina airfield.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Malihalic: Bob Woodruff) The evidence of Serb war crimes in Kosovo reviewed; scenes shown of several mass graves of ethnic Albanians, including a temporary mass grave in Halash, Kosovo. [US Army Captain Michael TAYLOR - says we will guard the site.] [Kosovar WOMAN - says children were killed.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Trpeza: Mike Lee) The advance of United States Marines into Kosovo featured; scenes shown of the traffic jam on the Kosovo roads. [Ethnic ALBANIAN - (thru translator) praises the Marines.] [Marine Lieutenant Drew LONG - reacts to the Serb presence.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Zegra, Kosovo: Jim Wooten) The reality of destruction in the town of Zegra, Kosovo, featured; scenes shown of the town and the ethnic Albanian people who recounted the devastation caused by the Serbs.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Ceremonies led by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic marking a bridge rebuilding program in Beska, Serbia, shown.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Lee, Mike;
Woodruff, Bob;
Wooten, Jim

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