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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack / Captured Soldiers #629593

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) Failure of acting President of Cyprus Spyros Kyprianou to secure the freedom of three American soldiers held captive by the Serbs reported; details given of unconfirmed reports of rape and murder of Kosovar Albanian women and of the deployment of more United States warplanes reported. [Soldier Andrew Ramirez's mother Vivian RAMIREZ - says today has been trying.] [Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - condemns reports of rape.] [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Commander General Wesley CLARK - says Serb troops are in hiding.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) Prediction of an attempt by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to get a cease-fire and split the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) alliance reported. [President CLINTON - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will not accept the results of ethnic cleansing.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dana Lewis) Threats from Russian President Boris Yeltsin to use nuclear weapons against NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries fighting the Yugoslavs over Kosovo examined. [YELTSIN (thru translator) - threatens a world war; says the US wants to make Kosovo a protectorate.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, Dana;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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