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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia #387496

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 19, 1999
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The continuing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) attack on Serbia reported; details given of the eroding support for Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic within Yugoslavia and of continuing attempts to negotiate a peace agreement; scenes shown of a massacre site in Kosovo. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says some Serb troops have deserted.] [Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - says a lot of Serb equipment is lost.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: John Roberts) Diplomatic talks in Helsinki, Finland and Bonn, Germany, reported; details given of the censorship of news broadcasts and confiscation of videotapes. [Russian envoy Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN(thru translator) - says he wants the war to stop.] [Deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT - says there is basic agreement.] [Democratic Party vice president Slobodan VUKSANOVIC - says the Socialists try to make the Democrats out to be traitors.]

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan;
Roberts, John

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