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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Belgrade / Diplomacy / Refugees #430141

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The day's diplomatic moves in the Kosovo crisis introduced.

(White House: John King) The prospects for a diplomatic solution between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic examined; details given of the possibility that deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic is positioning himself to succeed Milosevic. [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - says the noose is tightening.] [Council in Foreign Relations Paula DOBRIANSKY - says Milosevic's aim is splitting the alliance.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) supreme commander General Wesley CLARK - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) grows more solid against Yugoslavia's policies in Kosovo.] The two-fold White House strategy and the call-up of reservists noted.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Further statements from Clark about Yugoslavia presented. [CLARK - outlines the dissent within the Serb army.] Tape shown of an A-10 jet flying over the Albanian border.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) The issue of whether Milosevic may be ready to compromise examined; scenes shown of Milosevic at Yugoslav ceremonies and of bombed-out buildings in Belgrade; details given of a Red Cross visit to the three captured American soldiers. [DRASKOVIC - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) would be allowed under the United Nations flag; adds that compromise is close.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Betsy Aaron) The diplomatic efforts by the United States and Russia examined; details given of the differing positions of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Russia on several issues. [Deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT - comments on dual diplomacy.] [Russian special envoy Viktor CHERNOMYRDIN - (thru translator) questions NATO's approach to Yugoslavia.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Macedonia: Bill Hemmer) The massive overflow of ethnic Albanian refugees in Macedonia featured; scenes shown from the refugee camp in Stenkovec. [Catholic Relief Services Ed JOSEPH, UNHCR Ron REDMOND - comment on the crowded camp conditions.]

Aaron, Betsy;
Hemmer, Bill;
King, John;
Sadler, Brent;
Shaw, Bernard

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