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Kosovo / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Civilians / Fighting / KLA / Refugees #430009

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 14, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) The dispute over whether the Serbs or NATO destroyed a town in Yugoslavia featured; scenes shown from the wreckage in southwest Kosovo. [Foreign ministry spokesman Nebojsa VUJOVIC - accuses NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) of "monstrous lies."] The first public appearance of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic since the start of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing shown; details given of his offer of a peace deal. [MILOSEVIC - (thru translator) speaks about "credibility" and defending the country.] The issue of continuing "collateral damage" to civilians discussed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The Pentagon response blaming the convoy attack on Yugoslavia, not NATO, outlined; map shown.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) President Clinton's administration's search for a diplomatic solution introduced.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The new peace proposal for Kosovo being floated by Germany and the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) military and diplomatic buildup examined; details given of the extent of additional aircraft and ground troops. [State Department spokesman James RUBIN, Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - make statements on NATO's role in a peacekeeping force.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Late Pentagon information on the attack on a convoy in southwest Kosovo outlined and discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Fresh reports of fighting between Serbs and the KLA rebels on the Albanian-Kosovo border introduced.

(Kukes, Albanian: Mike Boettcher) The battle in the border "no-man's land" featured; scenes shown of a volunteer KLA unit on the move along the border in bad weather.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) A new influx of refugees from Kosovo into Macedonia reported; scenes shown from the refugee camp in Kukes, Albania.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The devastating picture of the displaced Albanians trapped within Kosovo reviewed. [RUBIN - says the refugees are Milosevic's hostages.] [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - cites reports of Serb air attacks on refugees.] [Assistant Secretary of State Julia TAFT - expresses concern about the Kosovars trapped without support.] [Catholic Relief Services Kenneth HACKETT - says the people have been hiding for weeks.] The extent of the food crisis in Kosovo reiterated.

Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Boettcher, Mike;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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