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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombing / Belgrade / Clinton / Refugees #430154

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 1999
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) The continued NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air war against Yugoslavia while deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic was fired for criticizing the government featured. [DRASKOVIC - promotes Serbia's national unity in the fight against NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) aggression.] Statements on Serb television from KLA leader Ibrahim Rugova quoted. NATO's accidental destruction of civilian areas in Surdulica, Yugoslavia, noted; scenes shown. [WOMAN - comments.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) NATO's air strike against Montenegro, whose government is pro-Western, reported; scenes shown from Podgorica.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) Statements from President Clinton on the NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia presented; details given of his request that Congress pass funding to continue the air strikes and his promise to request Congressional approval if ground forces are needed. [CLINTON - outlines the weather conditions in Yugoslavia by month; says there are indications of differences of opinion developing in Belgrade.] [Jesse JACKSON - says he will make a moral appeal to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic about releasing the three captured United States soldiers.] [White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - comments on the Jackson mission.] The White House concerns about Jackson's mission outlined.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) The search for a diplomatic solution using Russia's link with traditional Serb allies and the continuing exodus of Kosovar refugees reported.

(At the Yugoslav-Albanian border: Jane Arraf) New stories of Serb atrocities brought by fleeing refugees featured; details given of the possible execution of ethnic Albanian men in the village of Meja, Kosovo; scenes shown of the refugees at the Albania border.

Arraf, Jane;
Blitzer, Wolf;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Sadler, Brent

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