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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Serb Truce Offer / Human Rights / Refugees #430217

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) The offer of a deal from the Serb leaders and the latest intense NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing campaign examined; details given of the Serb statement calling for a cease-fire; Serb television scenes shown of people arm-in- arm on a bridge in Belgrade and of damages in Aleksinac, Yugoslavia.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) The reaction in Washington and from NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies to the Serb truce offer examined. [[White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - outlines the conditions for acceptance.] [French President Jacques CHIRAC - (thru translator) reacts to the Serb cease-fire offer.] [President CLINTON - comments.] Vice President Al Gore's telephone call to Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov mentioned. The reasons for NATO strikes against Podgorica, Montenegro, discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Brussels: Jim Clancy) The 15th day of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and new evidence of human rights violations in the Serb attacks on Kosovo reviewed; details given of the four NATO categories of abuses. What NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) can do about these war crimes discussed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Skopje, Macedonia: Ben Wedeman) Telephone report that Serb authorities are rounding up ethnic Albanian refugees near the border with Macedonia and sending them back into Kosovo presented; scenes shown of refugee camps in Blace, Macedonia.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Kukes, Albanian) The refugee crisis along the Kosovo-Albania border featured; scenes shown of the masses of people and of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) supplies that were airlifted in. [Albanian Democratic Party Gene POLLO - says Milosevic is attempting to deport a whole nation.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Washington: Ralph Begleiter) The behind-the-scenes negotiations to set up an independent Kosovo defended by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) troops examined; details given of a new scenario that would go through three stages: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ground forces to reconstruct Kosovo, return refugees and then protect them inside Kosovo. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jamie SHEA - comments on NATO's role.] [LOCKHART - reiterates NATO's position.] [British defense secretary George ROBERTSON - criticizes Milosevic.] [Brookings Institution Ivo DAALDER - offers an assessment.] The way in which NATO's approach to Kosovo could be a watershed for action in Europe noted.

Begleiter, Ralph;
Clancy, Jim;
King, John;
Sadler, Brent;
Wedeman, Ben;
Woodruff, Judy

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