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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / NATO Bombings / Refugees #430224

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 07, 1999
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Alessio Vinci) Telephone report on the current NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, presented; details given about specific government buildings being hit.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve; Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Breaking news coverage of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air operations over Yugoslavia updated. The status of the Apache helicopters discussed.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) Telephone report on the extent of the damages in Pristina, Yugoslavia, from the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes featured; scenes shown of wrecked homes and buildings.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) The collection of war crimes evidence against the Serbs reported.

(White House: Wolf Blitzer) The assessment of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic updated. [President CLINTON - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will stay united and persist until we prevail; states the conditions for peace with security in Kosovo.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN, White House press secretary Joe LOCKHART - say the War Crimes Tribunal is there and Milosevic is on notice.] [Brookings Institution Michael O'HANLON - says there is very little that can be done to overthrow Milosevic.] Report that the acting president of Cyprus is working to free the three United States servicemen held captive in Serbia discussed.

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) British criticism of Milosevic's regime reported. [British foreign secretary Robin COOK - addresses Milosevic about his lifestyle.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) The latest United Nations figures on Kosovo refugees reported; map shown; details given of concern about stranded refugees.

(Outside Blace refugee camp on the Macedonia-Yugoslav border: Ben Wedeman) The emptying of the no man's land of the Kosovar Albanian refugee camp along the Macedonia border featured; scenes shown. [UNHCR Paula GHEDINI - cites lack of cooperation; indicates family members are not being kept together.] [Macedonia government adviser Emiliga GELEVA - defends removing the refugees from Blace, Macedonia.] [ICRC Hannu-Pekka LAIHO - describes the treatment of the refugees.]

(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) Breaking news of the downing of a United States pilotless reconnaissance plane over Yugoslavia outlined. Pentagon report on the state of Milosevic's air defenses discussed.

Blitzer, Wolf;
McIntyre, Jamie;
Meserve, Jeanne;
Sadler, Brent;
Vinci, Alessio;
Wedeman, Ben

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