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NATO Summit / 50th Anniversary / Kosovo / Attack On Serbia / Greece / Russia / Refugees #430096

CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 23, 1999
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The first day of the 50th anniversary NATO summit highlighted by the discussion of the Kosovo crisis reported; scenes shown from Washington of the opening ceremonies. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says ethnic cleansing must be stopped.] [President CLINTON - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will not have meaning if Serbia gets away with ethnic cleansing.] [Hungarian foreign minister Janos MARTONYI - says a ground invasion through Hungary is not acceptable.] [France President Jacques CHIRAC(thru translator) - says nobody wants to change strategy.]

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The White House response to the beginning of the summit reported; details given of Clinton's role in the meetings.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The shift in strategy in the conflict with Serbia reported. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jamie SHEA - talks about recent NATO actions in Belgrade.]

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Brent Sadler) An examination of the effects of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) strike within Yugoslavia given; details given of Greece's role in humanitarian work in Serbia.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The deployment of additional ground troops to back up the Apache helicopters sent to Albania reported.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) Report introduced.

(Washington: Betsy Aaron) The involvement of Russia in negotiating a peace deal with Yugoslavia examined. [Russian envoy to Yugoslavia Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN(thru translator) - says Serbia has agreed to accept representatives of United Nations countries in Serbia.] [On Belgrade TV, NARRATOR (thru translator) - clarifies that an international presence would only be observers.] [Russian foreign minister Igor IVANOV(thru translator) - says there is hope for an agreement.] [Political analyst Sergei KARAGANOV - says Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is unpredictable.]

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The participation of a group of non-NATO member nation representatives in the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit noted.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Lipkova, Macedonia: Richard Blystone) The continuing crisis faced by Kosovar Albanian refugees outside of Kosovo reported; scenes shown from the border town of Lipkova, Macedonia. [UNHCR Paula GHEDINI - says even the strongest kids are in bad shape.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Begleiter, Ralph;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Blystone, Richard;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Sadler, Brent

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