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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Clinton / Convoy Strike / Refugee Relief / Russia #430018

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: John King) President Clinton's statements in response to affirmation that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombs struck a civilian convoy in Kosovo featured. [In San Francisco, CLINTON - says the United States will not change its mission despite the tragedy, which results from Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's policies; adds that Milosevic will have to choose what to do because NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will continue until objectives are met.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) The reaction of Yugoslav officials to NATO's admission of attacks on the civilian convoy and to Clinton's warning about continued NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing examined; scenes shown of the bombed-out convoy in Meja, Yugoslavia. [Yugoslav foreign ministry spokesman Nebjosa VUJOVIC - says Clinton is sliding into a mistake; proclaims that Serbia will defends its national interests.] [Voice of Los Angeles Times Paul WATSON - says some of the traumatized refugees said they fled NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing.] Recent NATO air strikes in Yugoslavia reviewed.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) The conflicting reports about NATO's hits on two convoys assimilated. [Secretary of Defense William COHEN - blames Milosevic for calling this tragedy an "atrocity."]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(On the Kosovo-Albanian border: Mark Austin) The plight of the people whose convoy was attacked by warplanes featured; scenes shown of the traumatized and wounded victims who described what happened when their tractor-pulled vehicles were hit by the planes.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The flight of refugees updated.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) Efforts to help the displaced people in Kosovo featured; details given of the planned Greek relief mission into Kosovo. [CLINTON - says a lot of countries are trying to figure out how to resolve the refugee problem.] [Joint Chiefs chairman General Hugh SHELTON - comments on the feasibility of air drops.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) World newspaper accounts on the Kosovo crisis noted; two papers quoted.

(Moscow: Steve Harrigan) The anti-American sentiment in Russia examined in light of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes on Yugoslavia; scenes shown from Moscow. [At Uncle Sam's club, Yelena UGAROVO - (thru translator) says people are afraid.] [Three AMERICANS - comment.] [US Chamber of Commerce in Russia Scott BLACKLIN - says Russia's problem is there is no money!.]

Austin, Mark;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Ensor, David;
Harrigan, Steve;
King, John;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard

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