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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / Refugees / NATO Anniversary #430044

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Apr 18, 1999
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(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Alessio Vinci) The continuing exodus of ethnic Albanians from Kosovo into Albania reported; details given of reports of atrocities committed by Serb troop and of the targeting of oil supplies by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces; scenes shown of bombings from across Serbia. [Yugoslav Foreign Minister Zivadin JOVANOVIC - accuses NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) of aggression.]

(Studio: Martin Savidge) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Carl Rochelle) The bombing of the refinery in Pancevo, Yugoslavia, amidst the heavy bombing by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes reported. [NATO spokesman Jamie SHEA - talks about the bombing of the Pancevo refinery.] [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says some vital supplies in Serbia are diminished.] [JOVANOVIC - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has failed to achieve any results.] [Former United Nations Commander in Bosnia General Lewis McKENZIE - says he does not believe Serbia has been hurt very badly.]

(Studio: Martin Savidge) President Clinton's editorial in the "London Sunday Times" quoted. Deaths of five ethnic Albanians trying to cross into Albania when their car hit a mine reported; scenes shown.

(Stenkovec, Macedonia: Richard Blystone) The flight of several Kosovar Albanian refugees to France reported; details given of extreme crowding and supplies shortages at refugee camps; scenes shown from the camps at Stenkovec, Macedonia. [UN High Commission for Refugees Peter JANSSON - talks about the crowded conditions at Stenkovec.]

(Studio: Martin Savidge) Delivery from Greece and Switzerland of relief supplies for ethnic Albanians within Kosovo reported; details given of new KLA recruits coming from all over Europe and the United States and of the severing of diplomatic ties between Yugoslavia and Albania.

(Washington: Jonathan Karl) The summit to mark NATO's 50th anniversary reported. [Senator Richard LUGAR - says the future of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is at stake.] [Senator Robert TORRICELLI - says the European allies have different timelines than the US.] [Center for Strategic and International Studies Simon SERFATY - says he is concerned about the European NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies.] [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says the allies need to show a strong will.]

Blystone, Richard;
Karl, Jonathan;
Rochelle, Carl;
Savidge, Martin;
Vinci, Alessio

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