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NATO Summit / Kosovo Crisis / Attack On Serbia / Diplomacy / Refugees #430106

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 24, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Charles Bierbauer) Hopes that Russia can help find a diplomatic solution to the NATO-Yugoslavia clash and the continuing NATO bombing campaign examined. [British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR - says Russia can use its influence on Yugoslavia.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Secretary-General Javier SOLANA - says he appreciates Russia's efforts.] [President CLINTON - asks how to justify destroying oil supplies without also making an embargo.] [French President Jacques CHIRAC(thru translator) - warns against a blockade.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Anti-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and anti-bombing protests in the US, Germany, and Yugoslavia and plans for the United States to take in refugees in Macedonia reported.

(Stenkovec, Macedonia: Richard Blystone) The continuing crisis faced by the Kosovar Albanian refugees reported; details given of new stories of atrocities in Kosovo; scenes shown of refugees in Macedonia. [Clinical psychologist Kaz DeJONG - says the situation is deteriorating.] [In the camp, Dr. Thei HAUMANN - says he expects more refugees to come who will not be in good condition.] [Kosovar volunteer Valbona OSMANI - says many people are in deep depression.] [French Civil Defense Dr. Michel ORSEL - says the refugees are very tired.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Attempts by Greece to aid Kosovar Albanians still trapped in Serbia reported; interview held with Greek Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs Alex Rondos. [RONDOS - says he saw some ethnic Albanians in Kosovo; says they are frightened; talks about bringing aid into Serbia.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Plans for an International Red Cross observer to meet with the captured American soldiers reported.

Bierbauer, Charles;
Blystone, Richard;
Nelson, Brian

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