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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Diplomacy / NATO Air Strikes / Cleland Interview / Montenegro #430087

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) Telephone report on the latest mediation by Russia to end the bombing in Yugoslavia and the fighting in Kosovo examined; scenes shown of former Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin meeting with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to discuss the possibility of an international presence in Kosovo without NATO; scenes shown of Milosevic's bombed-out residence.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The reaction of President Clinton's administration to the latest diplomatic initiative and the continued NATO bombing campaign examined; details given of the next NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) targets within Yugoslavia, including Milosevic's private residences. [CLINTON - says we will go after the tanks and the soldiers and command and control facilities; says the air campaign, economic pressure and diplomacy is the correct strategy.] Three scenarios for ending the crisis in Kosovo outlined on screen. NATO's 50th anniversary meetings in Washington, DC, mentioned.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Interview held with Senator Max Cleland about the air strikes in Yugoslavia. [CLELAND - encourages the Russians to continue peace efforts in Kosovo; worries about the United States remaining involved in a no- win, no-exit situation there; says we need to think about working out a negotiated settlement because there is no real military solution.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Podgorica, Yugoslavia: Nic Robertson) The crisis in Montenegro examined; scenes shown from a political rally in Podgorica, Montenegro, against the pro-Western government; details given of the impact of Kosovo refugees on Montenegro's resources.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Robertson, Nic;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard;
Woodruff, Judy

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