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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / Refugees #430495

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Albanian forces opening fire along the Albania- Yugoslav border reported; the attempt of Macedonia to get Kosovar Albanian refugees to go to other countries reported.

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) Plans to make relief airdrops to ethnic Albanians stranded in Kosovo reported. [International Rescue Committee Reynold LEVY - says the airdrops are risky and imperfect.] [US Air Force Major General Charles WALD - says airdrops are not a good idea; says he does not trust Milosevic's troops.] [Greek Foreign Minister George PAPANDREOU - says there will be a starvation problem.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The launch of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) airstrikes against Serbia from Hungarian territory reported.

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Walter Rodgers) The meeting in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, between Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin and Yugoslav officials reported. [CHERNOMYRDIN (thru translator) - says he is doing all he can.] [Resident Zoran PESAKOVIC(thru translator) - says he wishes everything would end.] [Resident Dobrila ZIVKOVIC(thru translator) - says people don't trust each other.] [Yugoslavian journalist Bratislav GRUBACIC - says the people are doubting the war will end soon.]

(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Censorship of news broadcasts originating in Yugoslavia noted. An order to freeze the assets of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in Swiss banks reported.

Ensor, David;
Rodgers, Walter;
Woodruff, Judy

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