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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Milosevic and War / Peace Talks #430480

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(The Hague: Christiane Amanpour) The indictment by the United Nations International War Crimes Tribunal of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and five others for war crimes in Kosovo examined; details given of the evidence to make the case. [International War Crimes Tribunal Louise ARBOUR - indicts Milosevic for crimes against humanity.] [In interview, ARBOUR - says the indictment does not render Milosevic any more unsuitable for a peace deal.]

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Statistics on the War Crimes Tribunal's actions against war crimes suspects examined; details given of evidence that play a critical role in stating the case against Milosevic. [Coalition for International Justice Nina BANG-JENSEN - says someone has to make decisions at a political level.] [US ambassador for War David SCHEFFER - says Arbour will have to carefully present the war crimes cases.] [Georgetown University Law Center James FEINERMAN - talks about the evidence needed.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jill Dougherty) Threat from Russian special envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin to pull out of the Kosovo peace talks unless NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) stops bombing Yugoslavia examined; scenes shown of the diplomats in Moscow. [Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry YAKUSHIN - (thru translator) says Milosevic is the legally elected head of Yugoslavia.] Chernomyrdin's "op-ed" piece in the Washington Post quoted.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(State Department: David Ensor) The response of President Clinton's administration to the indictment of Milosevic for war crimes outlined. [CLINTON - says Milosevic is responsible for the conflict; supports the tribunal's decision.] NATO's continued bombing of Yugoslavia and the expanded list of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing targets reviewed.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Walter Rodgers) The continued defiance of the Serbs featured; scenes shown from Belgrade of the bombing that plunged the capital into darkness and of Milosevic on the job despite the war crimes indictment. [Yugoslav government minister Goran MATIC - (thru translator) criticizes the War Crimes Tribunal.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The evidence against Milosevic from ethnic Albanians forced to flee Kosovo reported; scenes shown from Morina, Albania, where fighting flared up along the border.

Amanpour, Christiane;
Dougherty, Jill;
Ensor, David;
Rodgers, Walter;
Thomas, Pierre;
Woodruff, Judy

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