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Voice of America, 99-06-11

Voice of America: Selected Articles Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Voice of America <gopher://gopher.voa.gov>


CONTENTS

  • [01] ALBRIGHT / RUSSIA (S) BY KYLE KING (MACEDONIA)
  • [02] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [03] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [04] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [05] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [06] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [07] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [08] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)
  • [09] FRIDAY'S EDITORIALS BY NICK SIMEONE (WASHINGTON)
  • [10] KOSOVO BY NICK SIMEONE (WASHINGTON)
  • [11] KOSOVO REFUGEES / BORDER (L-ONLY) BY AMY BICKERS (KUKES)
  • [12] N-Y ECON WRAP (S & L) BY BRECK ARDERY (NEW YORK)
  • [13] NATO / KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY JOHN FRASER (BRUSSELS)
  • [14] NATO / KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY JOHN FRASER (BRUSSELS)
  • [15] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L-UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)
  • [16] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)
  • [17] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)
  • [18] RUSSIA/U-S/KOSOVO (L 2ND UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)
  • [19] RUSSIA/U-S/KOSOVO (S-UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)
  • [20] SERBS LEAVING (S) BY JIM RANDLE (PENTAGON)
  • [21] SERBS LEAVING L BY JIM RANDLE (JIM RANDLE)
  • [22] TURKEY-KURDS (L-ONLY) BY AMBERIN ZAMAN (ANKARA)
  • [23] UNHCR KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY LISA SCHLEIN (GENEVA)

  • [01] ALBRIGHT / RUSSIA (S) BY KYLE KING (MACEDONIA)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250522
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: U-S OFFICIALS SAY THEY HAVE BEEN ASSURED THAT A SMALL CONTINGENT OF RUSSIAN TROOPS MOVING TOWARD KOSOVO WILL WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE SERB PROVINCE UNTIL THERE IS AN AGREEMENT TO TAKE PART IN AN INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE. V-O-A CORRESPONDENT KYLE KING IS TRAVELING WITH U-S SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT IN MACEDONIA.

    TEXT: OFFICIALS TRAVELING WITH SECRETARY OF STATE ALBRIGHT SAY SHE WAS SURPRISED TO LEARN OF THE RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENT. OFFICIALS SAY THE SMALL CONTINGENT MOVED OUT OF BOSNIA AND IS NOW BELIEVED TO BE IN SERBIA.

    THE SECRETARY CALLED RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV SHORTLY AFTER SHE LEARNED OF THE DEVELOPMENT DURING A BRIEFING IN MACEDONIA FROM BRITISH GENERAL SIR MICHAEL JACKSON.

    OFFICIALS SAY MS. ALBRIGHT WAS ASSURED BY FOREIGN MINISTER IVANOV THAT THE TROOPS WOULD NOT DEPLOY TO KOSOVO UNTIL THERE IS AN AGREEMENT ON RUSSIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE.

    MS. ALBRIGHT HAS ASKED DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT TO GO BACK TO MOSCOW TO TRY TO WORK OUT SUCH AN AGREEMENT.

    OFFICIALS SAY THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER HAS SAID HE UNDERSTANDS THAT THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE WILL HAVE A UNIFIED COMMAND STRUCTURE UNDER GENERAL JACKSON. (SIGNED)
    NEB/KK/GE
    11-Jun-99 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [02] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [03] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [04] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [05] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [06] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [07] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [08] CLINTON / KOSOVO (S-WRAP) BY DEBORAH TATE (WHITE HOUSE)

    DATE=6/10/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250499
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS DECLARED VICTORY IN NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN OVER YUGOSLAVIA - AS SERB TROOPS BEGIN TO WITHDRAW FROM KOSOVO. BUT WITH U-S PEACEKEEPERS POISED TO ENTER THE SOUTHERN SERB PROVINCE, MR. CLINTON IS WARNING OF THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. CORRESPONDENT DEBORAH TATE REPORTS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

    TEXT: IN AN OVAL OFFICE ADDRESS TO THE NATION, MR. CLINTON PRAISED THE 78-DAY-OLD NATO AIR CAMPAIGN, SUSPENDED THURSDAY,SAYING - IN HIS WORDS - "AN UNNECESSARY CONFLICT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A JUST AND HONORABLE CONCLUSION".

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    OUR FIRMNESS FINALLY HAS BROUGHT AN END TO A VICIOUS CAMPAIGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING, AND WE ACTED EARLY ENOUGH TO REVERSE IT, TO ENABLE THE KOSOVARS TO GO HOME.

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    AND AS THE FIRST OF SEVEN-THOUSAND U-S PEACEKEEPERS PREPARE TO LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, MR. CLINTON WARNED OF THE RISKS OF THEIR MISSION:

    // CLINTON ACTUALITY //

    THERE MAY WELL BE CASUALTIES.

    // END ACT //

    MR. CLINTON SAID EUROPE WOULD PAY MOST OF THE REBUILDING COSTS IN THE REGION, BUT HE SAID THE UNITED STATES WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY RECONSTRUCTION AID TO SERBIA AS LONG YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS IN POWER. HE DID SAY WASHINGTON WOULD SEND HUMANITARIAN AID TO HELP THE SERBIAN PEOPLE. (SIGNED)
    NEB/DAT/PT
    10-Jun-99 8:52 PM EDT (0052 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [09] FRIDAY'S EDITORIALS BY NICK SIMEONE (WASHINGTON)

    DATE=06/10/99
    TYPE=U-S EDITORIAL DIGEST
    NUMBER=6-11333
    TELEPHONE=619-2702
    EDITOR=ASSIGNMENTS
    CONTENT=

    /// ED'S: MATERIAL DATED AFTER 10 P-M EASTERN TIME ///

    INTRO: THREATS TO DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, TO THE SECURITY OF THE INTERNET AND MORE WORRIES ABOUT THE EFFECT OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE Y-TWO-K PROBLEM ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES PROVOKING EDITORIAL COMMENT IN AMERICA'S MAJOR NEWSPAPERS. HERE WITH A SAMPLING IS ___________ WITH TODAY'S EDITORIAL DIGEST.

    TEXT: ONE Y-TWO-K PROBLEM IS ENOUGH, WRITES THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, REFERRING TO THE OFTEN-PREDICTED WORLDWIDE COMPUTER BREAKDOWN THAT MANY FEAR WILL OCCUR WHEN 1999 BECOMES 2000. THE CHRONICLE WRITES THAT THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN THE PROSPECT OF A MASSIVE COMPUTER CRASH IS THE DREAD OF Y-TWO-K RELATED LAWSUITS.

    VOICE: THE Y-TWO-K PROBLEM SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BECOME A SPRINGBOARD FOR LAWSUITS INTENDED TO EXTORT FAST SETTLEMENTS OUT OF COMPUTER COMPANIES. THE INDUSTRY HAS SEEN THIS TACTIC BEFORE, WITH TRIAL LAWYERS USING THE VOLATILITY OF TECHNOLOGY STOCKS TO FILE LAWSUITS ON BEHALF OF SHAREHOLDERS. MANY OF THESE LAWSUITS AMOUNTED TO A WILD STRETCH, BUT THE COMPANIES WERE LEFT WITH A HOBSON'S CHOICE: SETTLE THEM OR FACE LONG, COSTLY LITIGATION.

    TEXT: ALSO WRITING ABOUT COMPUTERS IS THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, WHICH IS DRAWING ATTENTION TO ATTACKS BY COMPUTER HACKERS WHO HAVE TAMPERED WITH U-S GOVERNMENT WEBSITES, INCLUDING THE WEB PAGES OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE F-B-I. IT'S TIME, THE JOURNAL ARGUES, FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BEGIN ACTING MORE AGGRESSIVELY.

    VOICE: WE THINK SOME COMMON CONCLUSIONS CAN BE DRAWN. THE INTERNET IS STILL A YOUNG MEDIUM AND MATURITY WILL TAKE TIME. AND WHILE IT'S DISTURBING THAT PRECOCIOUS POST-ADOLESCENTS HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN KNOTS, THE SITUATION MIGHT SAY MORE ABOUT LEAD-FOOTED GOVERNMENT THAN MENACING WHIZ KIDS.

    TEXT: ON ANOTHER SUBJECT, EGYPT'S PARLIAMENT RECENTLY GRANTED PRESIDENT MUBARAK MORE POWER TO REGULATE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS AID AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS. IT'S A MOVE WHICH THE LOS ANGELES TIMES CALLS ANOTHER FORM OF REPRESSION.

    VOICE: WHAT DRIVES MUBARAK TO TAKE REPRESSIVE ACTION? PRIMARILY A FEAR THAT HIS REGIME CAN BE SHAKEN FROM THE GRASS ROOTS, AND PARTICULARLY THE POTENTIAL INVOLVEMENT OF RADICAL ISLAMISTS. BUT EGYPT ALREADY HAS NO EFFECTIVE POLITICAL PARTIES, NO INDEPENDENT TRADE UNIONS AND LITTLE PRESS FREEDOM. EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING THE DANGERS OF EXTREMISM, SUPPRESSION OF ALTERNATIVE VOICES CANNOT BE PART OF A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.

    TEXT: THE NEW YORK POST, AMONG OTHERS, IS ANGRY THAT STUDENTS AT EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE IN WASHINGTON STATE HAVE CHOSEN MUMIA ABU-JAMAL -- SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING POLICE OFFICER DANIEL FAULKNER -- TO SPEAK AT THEIR GRADUATION. THE POST WONDERS WHETHER THIS WILL BE A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS, OR JUST ANOTHER IN ABU-JAMAL'S ATTEMPTS TO AVOID THE EXECUTIONER.

    VOICE: BY THE WAY, JAMAL HAS NEVER ACTUALLY DENIED HIS GUILT. HE HAS CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN RAILROADED, TO HAVE BEEN DENIED A FAIR TRIAL . . . EVERGREEN STATE IS A PUBLIC INSTITUTION . . . IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU WISH ON THE COMMUNITY OF 'STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF' SOME FRACTION OF THE PAIN THAT MUMIA ABU-JAMAL HAS CAUSED THE FAULKNER FAMILY.

    TEXT: THAT COMMENT FROM THE NEW YORK POST CONCLUDES THIS SAMPLING OF U-S NEWSPAPER EDITORIALS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 11TH. (SIGNED)
    NEB/NS/KL
    11-Jun-99 1:41 PM EDT (1741 UTC)
    NNNN
    Source: Voice of America


    [10] KOSOVO BY NICK SIMEONE (WASHINGTON)

    DATE=06/11/99
    TYPE=U-S OPINION ROUND UP
    NUMBER=6-11332
    TELEPHONE=619-2702
    EDITOR=ASSIGNMENTS
    CONTENT=

    ///// ED'S: MATERIAL DATED AFTER 10 P-M EASTERN TIME. /////

    INTRO: AGAIN, KOSOVO IS DOMINATING THE EDITORIALS IN AMERICA'S LEADING NEWSPAPERS WITH COMMENTARY FOCUSING ON WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED DURING 78 DAYS OF AIR STRIKES AND WHAT CHALLENGES STILL LIE AHEAD. HERE WITH A SAMPLING OF OPINION ON WHAT SOME OF AMERICA'S MAJOR NEWSPAPERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO THE KOSOVO AGREEMENT IS ___________ WITH FRIDAY'S OPINION ROUND UP.

    TEXT: THE NEW YORK TIMES SPELLS OUT THE WORRIES OF NATO COMMANDERS NOW THAT SERB FORCES HAVE SIGNED THE PEACE ACCORD. IT COULD BE THE KOSOVO LIBERATION ARMY THAT WILL NOW POSE THE CHIEF OBSTACLE TO PEACE IN A KOSOVO CLEARED OF SERB FORCES.

    VOICE: IN THE DAYS IMMEDIATELY AHEAD, THE NATO-LED PEACEKEEPERS MUST ASSUME DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECURITY AT ALL LEVELS IN KOSOVO, INCLUDING NOT JUST MILITARY TASKS BUT MANY POLICE DUTIES AS WELL. ONCE PEACE TALKS HOLD, LOCAL POLICE FORCES WILL BE ORGANIZED AND TRAINED UNDER INTERNATIONAL SUPERVISION. IF THE K-L-A WILLINGLY DEMILITARIZES, MANY OF ITS CURRENT FIGHTERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO MOVE SMOOTHLY INTO NEW ROLES AS POLICE IN ALBANIAN KOSOVAR COMMUNITIES, HELPING TO MAKE THE AUTONOMY AND SECURITY PROMISED BY THE PEACE AGREEMENT A TANGIBLE REALITY. K-L-A RESISTANCE TO THE AGREEMENT WOULD ONLY DOOM KOSOVO TO ADDITIONAL MISERY AND BLOODSHED.

    TEXT: PRESIDENT CLINTON, EUROPEAN LEADERS AND ALLIED MILITARY PERSONNEL SHOULD FEEL SATISFIED ABOUT A JOB WELL DONE, WRITES THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. BUT THAT NEWSPAPER, TOO, DRAWS ATTENTION TO WHETHER THE K-L-A CAN BE DEMILITARIZED.

    VOICE: IF SERBIAN FORCES COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT FOR 100 PERCENT WITHDRAWAL, THE PRINCIPAL THREATS TO KOSOVARS' IMMEDIATE SAFETY WILL BE ETHNIC ALBANIANS SEEKING REVENGE AND ARMED REBELS SEEKING INDEPENDENCE.

    TEXT: SUCCESS IN KOSOVO IS HOW THE WASHINGTON POST HEADLINES ITS LEAD EDITORIAL FRIDAY. AND IT QUESTIONS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE ARE UNWILLING TO GIVE NATO AND THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION CREDIT FOR AN OPERATION WHOSE CHANCES OF SUCCESS SHORT OF DEPLOYING GROUND TROOPS WERE WIDELY DOUBTED.

    VOICE: IT'S PUZZLING THAT SO MANY PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON SEEM UNABLE TO ACCEPT THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT . . . DEFEAT WOULD HAVE LEFT MR. MILOSEVIC IN CONTROL OF KOSOVO, WITH A MILLION KOSOVARS IN REFUGEE CAMPS AS WINTER APPROACHED, DESTABILIZING MACEDONIA, ALBANIA, GREECE, MONTENEGRO AND MAYBE HUNGARY AND ITALY TOO. DEFEAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PHONY DEAL THAT DETRACTORS EXPECTED MR. CLINTON TO SETTLE FOR AND THEN PORTRAY AS VICTORY . . . MR. MILOSEVIC DID ORCHESTRATE TERRIBLE ATROCITIES, IT IS TRUE. BUT HE DID NOT GET AWAY WITH IT. HE HAS BEEN INDICTED FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND WILL SURELY NOW BE SHUNNED.

    TEXT: BUT KEEPING PEACE IN THE BALKANS MAY PROVE HARDER THAN WAGING WAR AGAINST THE SERBS, WRITES THE BALTIMORE SUN.

    VOICE: NOW COMES THE MOST DIFFICULT PART, PUTTING KOSOVO BACK TOGETHER . . . NATO STAYED THE COURSE. THE TIME WILL COME TO ARGUE WHETHER THE COURSE WAS RIGHT, WRONG, MURDEROUS, ILLEGAL OR INESCAPABLE. THE NEED NOW -- WITH UNITY AS GREAT AS DURING THE BOMBING -- IS TO KEEP THE PEACE THAT WAS AGREED TO FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE KOSOVAR PEOPLE.

    TEXT: THAT CONCLUDES THIS LOOK AT WHAT SOME OF AMERICA'S MAJOR NEWSPAPERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACING NATO AND THE WORLD IN KOSOVO IN THE COMING DAYS. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 12:21 PM EDT (1621 UTC)
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    [11] KOSOVO REFUGEES / BORDER (L-ONLY) BY AMY BICKERS (KUKES)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250533
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: ETHNIC ALBANIAN REFUGEES LIVING AT AN ITALIAN CAMP IN KUKES, ALBANIA, ARE IN A UNIQUE POSITION. THEIR CROWDED CAMP IS CLOSEST TO KOSOVO'S BORDER. AMY BICKERS REPORTS FROM KUKES, THE CAMP'S RESIDENTS HOPE THEY WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST REFUGEES TO GO HOME.

    TEXT: ITALIAN-RUN REFUGEE CAMP NUMBER ONE IN ALBANIA IS LOCATED JUST A FEW KILOMETERS FROM THE BORDER WITH KOSOVO. MANY OF THE CAMP'S REFUGEES HAVE BEEN IN THE CAMP FOR TWO MONTHS OR MORE, WITH THE TRACTORS THAT CARRIED THEM OUT OF KOSOVO PARKED NEAR THEIR TENTS. THE REFUGEES HERE HAVE BEEN ADAMANT ABOUT STAYING AT THE CAMP, ALTHOUGH IT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO BE A TRANSIT POINT FOR NEW ARRIVALS. THE REFUGEES SAY THEY WANT TO STAY AS CLOSE TO KOSOVO AS POSSIBLE.

    IN TENT NUMBER 342, DAILY LIFE GOES ON FOR THE VENELI FAMILY. IN THE MORNING, SELAUDIN, HIS WIFE AND FOUR OF THEIR CHILDREN OCCUPY THEMSELVES WITH CHORES LIKE FETCHING WATER AND WASHING CLOTHES. THEY DO THEIR BEST TO STAY AWAY FROM THE SEARING MID-DAY HEAT, SPENDING THE AFTERNOON RESTING IN THEIR CANVAS TENT -- WHERE THE TEMPERATURE IS ALMOST AS HIGH AS IT IS OUTSIDE.

    WHILE THEY HOPE THAT THEY WILL SOON TRAVEL BACK TO KOSOVO, THE VENELIS DO NOT YET KNOW WHEN THE ROADS WILL BE CLEARED OF LAND MINES AND THEIR VILLAGE WILL BE DECLARED SAFE BY HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS. SELAUDIN, WHO WORKED AS A FARMER (IN ZAPLLUDJE) BEFORE HE WAS ORDERED OUT OF KOSOVO BY SERB FORCES, SAYS GETTING BACK TO HIS VILLAGE IS HIS PRIMARY DESIRE.

    /// SELAUDIN VENELI ACT IN ALBANIAN, IN AND FADE UNDER ///

    HE SAYS THE ONLY THING HE WANTS IS TO GET TO HIS HOME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HE SAYS HE MISSES EVERYTHING, HIS HOUSE AND HIS LAND. KOSOVO WAS HIS BIRTHPLACE, HE ADDS, AND HE MISSES THE PLACE IN WHICH HE WAS BORN. HIS WIFE, ALEJVINE, HANGS UP A ROW OF JUST-WASHED LAUNDRY AND SAYS SHE YEARNS TO BE BACK IN HER OWN HOUSE.

    /// ALEJVINE VENELI IN ALBANIAN, IN AND FADE UNDER ///

    SHE SAYS SHE MISSES EVERYTHING SHE HAS LEFT BEHIND, HER FAMILY AND HER HOME. NEXT DOOR, HANE (FROM SELLOGRAZHDA,) IS BATHING HER THREE YOUNG CHILDREN OUTSIDE HER TENT, WASHING THEM WITH COOL WATER FROM A LARGE BUCKET. SHE SAYS HER FAMILY CAN NOT WAIT TO RETURN, BECAUSE THEY HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT THEIR HOUSE IN KOSOVO IS STILL STANDING -- UNLIKE COUNTLESS OTHER HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN BURNED DOWN OR DESTROYED BY SERB FORCES.

    /// HANE ACT IN ALBANIAN, IN AND FADE UNDER ///

    SHE IS THANKFUL, AND ALBANIA IS A GREAT COUNTRY, SHE SAYS. AND SHE IS THANKFUL TO THOSE WHO RUN THIS CAMP. THEY HAVE BEEN TREATING HER VERY WELL. ISUF, A 70-YEAR OLD RETIREE (FROM GREJKOVIC), RECLINES UNDER A MAKESHIFT AWNING SURROUNDED BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, INCLUDING A NEW-BORN BABY ROCKING GENTLY IN A CRADLE. ISUF SAYS IT LOOKS TO HIM LIKE THE CRISIS IS OVER, THANKS TO NATO. WHILE HE, TOO, IS EAGER TO RETURN HOME, HE SAYS HE WILL LEAD HIS FAMILY BACK ONLY WHEN THEY KNOW THEY CAN MAKE THE TRIP SAFELY.

    /// ISUF ACT IN ALBANIAN, IN AND FADE UNDER ///

    HE SAYS HE WILL WAIT UNTIL THE NATO TROOPS TELL HIM WHERE TO GO. HE IS HELPLESS, HE SAYS, AND DOES NOT KNOW WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO.

    THE REFUGEES AT ITALIAN CAMP NUMBER ONE HAVE ORGANIZED A SYSTEM TO SPREAD INFORMATION ABOUT HOW AND WHEN THEY WILL RETURN. A COUNCIL OF SEVEN ELECTED MEMBERS MEETS REGULARLY WITH THE ITALIAN OFFICIALS WHO RUN THE CAMP. THE LEADERS THEN BRING THE NEWS TO THE REST OF THE CAMP'S RESIDENTS.

    WHILE THE REFUGEES HERE SAY THEY HOPE TO BE AMONG THE FIRST TO GO BACK TO KOSOVO, THEY DO NOT EXPECT TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. THEY SAY THEY CAN COPE WITH MORE LONG, HOT DAYS IN THE CAMP, BECAUSE AT NIGHT THEY ARE DREAMING OF KOSOVO. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 2:50 PM EDT (1850 UTC)
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    [12] N-Y ECON WRAP (S & L) BY BRECK ARDERY (NEW YORK)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250540
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: STOCK PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES WERE DOWN TODAY (FRIDAY) AS TRADERS CONTINUED TO WORRY ABOUT INFLATION AND HIGHER INTEREST RATES. VOA BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT BRECK ARDERY REPORTS FROM NEW YORK.

    TEXT: THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE CLOSED AT 10 THOUSAND 490, DOWN 130 POINTS, MORE THAN ONE PERCENT. FOR THE WEEK, THE INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE LOST 309 POINTS OR ALMOST THREE PERCENT. THE STANDARD AND POOR'S 500 INDEX CLOSED FRIDAY AT 12 HUNDRED 93, DOWN NINE POINTS. THE NASDAQ INDEX LOST MORE THAN ONE PERCENT

    WALL STREET HAD AN INITIALLY POSITIVE REACTION TO THE LATEST INDEX OF WHOLESALE PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES. IT ROSE TWO-TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT, IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS. BUT ANOTHER REPORT SHOWED U-S RETAIL SALES ROSE MORE THAN EXPECTED AND THAT TRIGGERED RENEWED INFLATION CONCERNS. THE BOND MARKET FELL AND STOCKS FOLLOWED.

    ///BEGIN OPT///

    MARSHALL ACUFF OF THE SALOMON, SMITH BARNEY INVESTMENT COMPANY SAYS STOCKS COULD REMAIN WEAK UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH WHEN THE U-S CENTRAL BANK WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO RAISE SHORT-TERM INTEREST RATES.

    ///OPT///ACUFF ACT///

    I THINK THE BEST WE CAN HOPE FOR IS THAT THE ISSUE OF RATES WILL BE RESOLVED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. THEN, THE STOCK MARKET HOPEFULLY WILL FOCUS ON SECOND QUARTER PROFITS.

    ///END ACT///END OPT///

    THE U-S INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION HAS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED IN FAVOR OF ANTI-DUMPING DUTIES AGAINST HOT ROLLED STEEL FROM JAPAN. AMERICAN STEEL COMPANIES AND STEEL WORKERS HAVE COMPLAINED THAT JAPAN IS SELLING STEEL PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED STATES BELOW FAIR MARKET VALUE, THREATENING DOMESTIC COMPANIES AND JOBS.

    /// REST OPT FOR LONG ///

    THE BOEING AIRCRAFT COMPANY WILL SELL ITS INFORMATION SERVICES UNIT TO THE SCIENCE APPLICATIONS COMPANY FOR AN UNDISCLOSED PRICE. BOEING SAYS THE DEAL IS PART OF ITS STRATEGY TO CONCENTRATE ON ITS CORE BUSINESS OF BUILDING COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT.

    THE STOCK OF C-M-G-I FELL 10 PERCENT AFTER THE INTERNET VENTURE FUND COMPANY REPORTED A LARGER-THAN-EXPECTED LOSS IN THE LATEST QUARTER. ANALYSTS SAY THAT, BECAUSE THE COMPANY INVESTS IN VOLATILE EMERGING INTERNET COMPANIES, ITS QUARTERLY RESULTS ARE HARD TO FORECAST.

    THE LARGEST FURNITURE MANUFACTURER IN THE UNITED STATES IS GOING AGAINST THE TREND OF DOING BUSINESS ON THE INTERNET. FURNITURE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL SAYS IT WILL NOT SELL ITS PRODUCTS DIRECTLY ON THE INTERNET OR TO RETAILERS WHO SELL ON THE INTERNET. FURNITURE BRANDS BELIEVES ONLY RETAILERS WITH PHYSICAL STORES CAN GIVE CUSTOMERS COMMITTED AND RELIABLE SERVICE.(SIGNED) NEB/NY/BA/LSF/PT
    11-Jun-99 5:23 PM EDT (2123 UTC)
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    [13] NATO / KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY JOHN FRASER (BRUSSELS)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: NATO TROOPS ARE POISED TO MOVE IN TO KOSOVO TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. MEANWHILE, ALLIANCE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE RELAXED ABOUT THE RUSSIAN MOVEMENT OF TROOPS INTO SERBIA, WHILE ADMITTING THAT THIS DID TAKE NATO BY SURPRISE. JOHN FRASER HAS THIS REPORT FROM NATO HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS

    TEXT: A SENIOR NATO OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE ENTRY OF ALLIANCE FORCES IS IMMINENT AND A SIZABLE FORCE WILL BE INSIDE KOSOVO BY SATURDAY EVENING.

    HE ANNOUNCED THAT THE DEPLOYMENT WOULD BEGIN IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS, BUT HE WOULD NOT GIVE AN EXACT TIME, SAYING THAT DECISION WAS IN THE HANDS OF BRITISH COMMANDER, GENERAL SIR MICHAEL JACKSON, WHO IS HEADING THE OPERATION.

    NATO SAYS THERE WILL BE AN ENTRY FROM THREE SIDES. THE GERMANS WILL MOVE IN FROM ALBANIA IN THE WEST; BRITISH FORCES WILL MOVE UP FROM THE SOUTH INTO KOSOVO; AND THE FRENCH WILL ARRIVE FROM THE EAST.

    THE OFFICIAL SAYS THAT NATO AND PARTNER NATIONS HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED 57-THOUSAND TROOPS FOR THE OPERATION, OF WHICH 20-THOUSAND ARE ALREADY IN THE REGION.

    IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER THE AGREEMENT TO WITHDRAW, YUGOSLAVIA PULLED OUT FOUR-THOUSAND TROOPS FROM KOSOVO, ALONG WITH 144 VEHICLES AND AIR DEFENSE ASSETS.

    NATO'S SENIOR COMMANDER, U-S GENERAL WESLEY CLARK, TOLD NATO AMBASSADORS THAT HE BELIEVES THE SERBS HAVE DEMONSTRATED A CLEAR INTENTION TO WITHDRAW, AS REQUIRED WHEN NATO AGREED TO SUSPEND ITS AIR CAMPAIGN.

    GENERAL CLARK CONCLUDED THAT SO FAR, THINGS ARE GOING SMOOTHLY AND ACCORDING TO PLAN. HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN SOME FIGHTING BETWEEN YUGOSLAV FORCES AND KOSOVAR GUERRILLAS. ONE RADAR LOCKED ON TO A PATROLLING NATO PLANE, AND THERE WAS ALSO SHELLING INTO ALBANIA.

    GENERAL CLARK HAS WARNED HIS YUGOSLAV COUNTERPARTS THAT SUCH BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

    NATO OFFICIALS INSIST THAT THE ALLIANCE IS RELAXED ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF RUSSIAN FORCES INTO SERBIA, EVEN THOUGH THIS DID TAKE THE ALLIANCE BY SURPRISE.

    THEY ADD THERE HAVE BEEN ASSURANCES FROM MOSCOW THAT THE RUSSIANS WOULD NOT ENTER KOSOVO BEFORE NATO.

    THE NATO OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE ALLIANCE HAS DRAWN UP A NUMBER OF IDEAS FOR INCLUDING RUSSIA IN THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE, BUT HE STRESSES THAT A UNIFIED COMMAND IS VITAL.

    RUSSIA HAS BEEN PRESSING TO BE GIVEN A ZONE INSIDE SERBIA IN WHICH IT WOULD BE IN SOLE CHARGE, SOMETHING WHICH NATO SAYS IS UNACCEPTABLE, AS THIS WOULD NOT CREATE THE CONFIDENCE NEEDED FOR THE REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 3:19 PM EDT (1919 UTC)
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    [14] NATO / KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY JOHN FRASER (BRUSSELS)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: NATO TROOPS ARE POISED TO MOVE IN TO KOSOVO TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. MEANWHILE, ALLIANCE OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE RELAXED ABOUT THE RUSSIAN MOVEMENT OF TROOPS INTO SERBIA, WHILE ADMITTING THAT THIS DID TAKE NATO BY SURPRISE. JOHN FRASER HAS THIS REPORT FROM NATO HEADQUARTERS IN BRUSSELS

    TEXT: A SENIOR NATO OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE ENTRY OF ALLIANCE FORCES IS IMMINENT AND A SIZABLE FORCE WILL BE INSIDE KOSOVO BY SATURDAY EVENING.

    HE ANNOUNCED THAT THE DEPLOYMENT WOULD BEGIN IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS, BUT HE WOULD NOT GIVE AN EXACT TIME, SAYING THAT DECISION WAS IN THE HANDS OF BRITISH COMMANDER, GENERAL SIR MICHAEL JACKSON, WHO IS HEADING THE OPERATION.

    NATO SAYS THERE WILL BE AN ENTRY FROM THREE SIDES. THE GERMANS WILL MOVE IN FROM ALBANIA IN THE WEST; BRITISH FORCES WILL MOVE UP FROM THE SOUTH INTO KOSOVO; AND THE FRENCH WILL ARRIVE FROM THE EAST.

    THE OFFICIAL SAYS THAT NATO AND PARTNER NATIONS HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED 57-THOUSAND TROOPS FOR THE OPERATION, OF WHICH 20-THOUSAND ARE ALREADY IN THE REGION.

    IN THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER THE AGREEMENT TO WITHDRAW, YUGOSLAVIA PULLED OUT FOUR-THOUSAND TROOPS FROM KOSOVO, ALONG WITH 144 VEHICLES AND AIR DEFENSE ASSETS.

    NATO'S SENIOR COMMANDER, U-S GENERAL WESLEY CLARK, TOLD NATO AMBASSADORS THAT HE BELIEVES THE SERBS HAVE DEMONSTRATED A CLEAR INTENTION TO WITHDRAW, AS REQUIRED WHEN NATO AGREED TO SUSPEND ITS AIR CAMPAIGN.

    GENERAL CLARK CONCLUDED THAT SO FAR, THINGS ARE GOING SMOOTHLY AND ACCORDING TO PLAN. HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN SOME FIGHTING BETWEEN YUGOSLAV FORCES AND KOSOVAR GUERRILLAS. ONE RADAR LOCKED ON TO A PATROLLING NATO PLANE, AND THERE WAS ALSO SHELLING INTO ALBANIA.

    GENERAL CLARK HAS WARNED HIS YUGOSLAV COUNTERPARTS THAT SUCH BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

    NATO OFFICIALS INSIST THAT THE ALLIANCE IS RELAXED ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF RUSSIAN FORCES INTO SERBIA, EVEN THOUGH THIS DID TAKE THE ALLIANCE BY SURPRISE.

    THEY ADD THERE HAVE BEEN ASSURANCES FROM MOSCOW THAT THE RUSSIANS WOULD NOT ENTER KOSOVO BEFORE NATO.

    THE NATO OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE ALLIANCE HAS DRAWN UP A NUMBER OF IDEAS FOR INCLUDING RUSSIA IN THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE, BUT HE STRESSES THAT A UNIFIED COMMAND IS VITAL.

    RUSSIA HAS BEEN PRESSING TO BE GIVEN A ZONE INSIDE SERBIA IN WHICH IT WOULD BE IN SOLE CHARGE, SOMETHING WHICH NATO SAYS IS UNACCEPTABLE, AS THIS WOULD NOT CREATE THE CONFIDENCE NEEDED FOR THE REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 3:19 PM EDT (1919 UTC)
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    [15] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L-UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250521
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    /// EDS: UPDATES CR 2-250508 WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS ///

    INTRO: RUSSIA HAS BEGUN MOVING PEACEKEEPING TROOPS TOWARD KOSOVO IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT TO PRE-EMPT ENTRY BY NATO FORCES. V-O-A'S PETER HEINLEIN IN MOSCOW REPORTS THAT TALKS ON THE THE MAKEUP OF THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE HAVE RESUMED AFTER A BRIEF BREAKDOWN EARLIER IN THE DAY.

    TEXT: IT IS A DAY OF FAST-BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS. A THIRD DAY OF TALKS ON INTEGRATING RUSSIAN TROOPS INTO A KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE ENDED WITH THE HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN TEAM, GENERAL LEONID IVASHOV, COMPLAINING THAT NATO WAS REFUSING TO NEGOTIATE.

    /// IVASHOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, ESTABLISH AND FADE UNDER ///

    HE SAYS, "THE PROBLEM IS THAT NATO HAS ALREADY PLANNED THE OPERATION AND DIVIDED KOSOVO INTO SECTORS WITH A NATO COMMANDER IN EACH SECTOR."

    THE U-S TEAM, MADE UP OF TWO GENERALS, IMMEDIATELY FLEW OUT OF MOSCOW WITH U-S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT. BUT THE PLANE TURNED AROUND A SHORT TIME LATER AND RETURNED TO MOSCOW.

    DIPLOMATIC SOURCES SAY ANOTHER ROUND OF MEETINGS THEN BEGAN. MEANWHILE, RUSSIAN PEACEKEEPING TROOPS ARE SAID TO BE ON THE MOVE TOWARD KOSOVO. NEWS AGENCIES SAY A SMALL CONTINGENT FROM THE RUSSIAN FORCE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ENTERED SERBIA EN ROUTE TO KOSOVO TO PREPARE FOR THE ARRIVAL OF A LARGER GROUP.

    TELEVISION PICTURES SHOWED MILITARY VEHICLES MARKED "K-FOR" ROLLING THROUGH A SERBIAN TOWN.

    RUSSIA'S INTERFAX NEWS AGENCY ALSO REPORTED AS MANY AS ONE-THOUSAND TROOPS WOULD FLY TO KOSOVO LATER TODAY. BUT DEFENSE MINISTRY SOURCES COULD NOT CONFIRM THE REPORT.

    DIPLOMATIC SOURCES IN MOSCOW SAY THE SUDDEN RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENT APPEARS DESIGNED TO PRE-EMPT NATO PEACEKEEPING TROOPS.

    THE TALKS ON INCORPORATING RUSSIAN SOLDIERS INTO "K-FOR" -- THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE -- ARE STALLED ON THE ISSUE OF WHETHER MOSCOW CAN RUN ITS OWN SECTOR IN THE PROVINCE.

    RUSSIA INSISTS ITS TROOPS MUST BE KEPT OUT OF THE NATO CHAIN OF COMMAND, BUT DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE TALBOTT SAYS THAT WOULD BE A GRAVE MISTAKE.

    /// TALBOTT ACT ///

    PARTITION OF KOSOVO WOULD BE TO INVITE AND MAYBE EVEN GUARANTEE A RETURN TO CONFLICT IN THE AREA.

    /// END ACT ///

    MR. TALBOTT SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND A COMPROMISE THAT WILL KEEP ALL OF "K-FOR" UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND.

    ///2ND TALBOTT ACT///

    IF WE GET IT WRONG, "K-FOR" ISN'T GOING TO WORK.

    /// END ACT ///

    MR. TALBOTT SAID HE BELIEVES A CREATIVE WAY CAN BE FOUND TO BRING RUSSIANS INTO THE MAIN PEACEKEEPING FORCE. BUT RUSSIAN LEADERS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN, HAVE REFUSED TO BUDGE ON THE ISSUE OF A SEPARATE COMMAND STRUCTURE.

    PRESIDENT YELTSIN TOLD A GROUP OF JOURNALISTS TODAY (FRIDAY), "RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES STILL REMAIN FROZEN." HE ADDED, "AS FOR THE FUTURE, LET'S WAIT AND SEE." (SIGNED)
    NEB/PFH/PCF/WTW
    11-Jun-99 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC)
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    [16] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250508
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: ANOTHER DAY OF TALKS IS BEING HELD (FRIDAY) IN MOSCOW ON THE THORNY QUESTION OF INCORPORATING RUSSIAN TROOPS INTO A KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE. VOA'S PETER HEINLEIN IN MOSCOW REPORTS RUSSIA IS THREATENING TO BYPASS NATO, UNLESS ITS DEMANDS FOR A SEPARATE PEACEKEEPING SECTOR ARE MET.

    TEXT: "WE ARE NOW AT THE MOST DELICATE STAGE IN THE KOSOVO SETTLEMENT." THOSE WERE THE WORDS OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV FRIDAY AS HE BEGAN TALKS WITH U-S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT.

    THE TWO MEN HAVE A NUMBER OF DIFFICULT ISSUES ON THE AGENDA, INCLUDING THE STATE OF U-S/RUSSIA RELATIONS, AND THE QUESTION OF HOW RUSSIAN AND NATO TROOPS WILL COOPERATE IN KOSOVO.

    GENERAL LEONID IVASHOV, WHO IS HEADING THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION AT SEPARATE MILITARY TALKS ON THE PEACEKEEPING ISSUE, THREATENED FRIDAY TO BYPASS NATO AND WORK OUT A SEPARATE ARRANGEMENT WITH YUGOSLAVIA.

    ///IVASHOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, ESTABLISH THEN FADE TO...///

    HE SAYS, "WE DO NOT INTEND TO BEG THE AMERICAN SIDE TO PROVIDE RUSSIA A SECTOR IN KOSOVO." HE TOLD REPORTERS, "IF NO AGREEMENT IS REACHED, RUSSIA HAS THE SAME RIGHT AS NATO."

    BUT MR. TALBOTT SAYS SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT WOULD BE A MISTAKE, AND WOULD LEAD TO BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE.

    ///TALBOTT ACT///

    PARTITION OF KOSOVO WOULD BE TO INVITE AND MAYBE EVEN GUARANTEE A RETURN TO CONFLICT IN THE AREA.

    ///END ACT///

    MR. TALBOTT SAID IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND A COMPROMISE THAT WILL KEEP ALL OF "K-FOR," THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND.

    ///SECOND TALBOTT ACT///

    IF WE GET THIS WRONG, K-FOR ISN'T GOING TO WORK.

    ///END ACT///

    MR. TALBOTT SAID HE BELIEVES THE KOSOVO CRISIS PUT A GREAT STRAIN ON U-S/RUSSIA RELATIONS, AND ON RUSSIA/NATO RELATIONS. BUT HE SAID EVENTS OF THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE SHOWN THAT FOR THIS STAGE AT LEAST, THE RELATIONSHIPS HAVE PASSED THE TEST. HE SAID COMMON INTERESTS ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH THAT SERIOUS DISAGREEMENTS CAN BE MANAGED.

    BUT PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN APPEARS TO DISAGREE. BEFORE MEETING FOREIGN MINISTER IVANOV FRIDAY, MR. YELTSIN TOLD JOURNALISTS "RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES STILL REMAIN FROZEN" -- AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING. (SIGNED)
    NEB/PFH/PCF
    11-Jun-99 5:15 AM EDT (0915 UTC)
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    [17] RUSSIA / U-S / KOSOVO (L) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250508
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: ANOTHER DAY OF TALKS IS BEING HELD (FRIDAY) IN MOSCOW ON THE THORNY QUESTION OF INCORPORATING RUSSIAN TROOPS INTO A KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE. VOA'S PETER HEINLEIN IN MOSCOW REPORTS RUSSIA IS THREATENING TO BYPASS NATO, UNLESS ITS DEMANDS FOR A SEPARATE PEACEKEEPING SECTOR ARE MET.

    TEXT: "WE ARE NOW AT THE MOST DELICATE STAGE IN THE KOSOVO SETTLEMENT." THOSE WERE THE WORDS OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV FRIDAY AS HE BEGAN TALKS WITH U-S DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT.

    THE TWO MEN HAVE A NUMBER OF DIFFICULT ISSUES ON THE AGENDA, INCLUDING THE STATE OF U-S/RUSSIA RELATIONS, AND THE QUESTION OF HOW RUSSIAN AND NATO TROOPS WILL COOPERATE IN KOSOVO.

    GENERAL LEONID IVASHOV, WHO IS HEADING THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION AT SEPARATE MILITARY TALKS ON THE PEACEKEEPING ISSUE, THREATENED FRIDAY TO BYPASS NATO AND WORK OUT A SEPARATE ARRANGEMENT WITH YUGOSLAVIA.

    ///IVASHOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, ESTABLISH THEN FADE TO...///

    HE SAYS, "WE DO NOT INTEND TO BEG THE AMERICAN SIDE TO PROVIDE RUSSIA A SECTOR IN KOSOVO." HE TOLD REPORTERS, "IF NO AGREEMENT IS REACHED, RUSSIA HAS THE SAME RIGHT AS NATO."

    BUT MR. TALBOTT SAYS SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT WOULD BE A MISTAKE, AND WOULD LEAD TO BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE.

    ///TALBOTT ACT///

    PARTITION OF KOSOVO WOULD BE TO INVITE AND MAYBE EVEN GUARANTEE A RETURN TO CONFLICT IN THE AREA.

    ///END ACT///

    MR. TALBOTT SAID IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND A COMPROMISE THAT WILL KEEP ALL OF "K-FOR," THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE UNDER A UNIFIED COMMAND.

    ///SECOND TALBOTT ACT///

    IF WE GET THIS WRONG, K-FOR ISN'T GOING TO WORK.

    ///END ACT///

    MR. TALBOTT SAID HE BELIEVES THE KOSOVO CRISIS PUT A GREAT STRAIN ON U-S/RUSSIA RELATIONS, AND ON RUSSIA/NATO RELATIONS. BUT HE SAID EVENTS OF THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE SHOWN THAT FOR THIS STAGE AT LEAST, THE RELATIONSHIPS HAVE PASSED THE TEST. HE SAID COMMON INTERESTS ARE POWERFUL ENOUGH THAT SERIOUS DISAGREEMENTS CAN BE MANAGED.

    BUT PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN APPEARS TO DISAGREE. BEFORE MEETING FOREIGN MINISTER IVANOV FRIDAY, MR. YELTSIN TOLD JOURNALISTS "RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES STILL REMAIN FROZEN" -- AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING. (SIGNED)
    NEB/PFH/PCF
    11-Jun-99 5:15 AM EDT (0915 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [18] RUSSIA/U-S/KOSOVO (L 2ND UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250532
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:
    ///EDS: UPDATES EARLIER HEINLEIN CR 2-250521

    INTRO:RUSSIA HAS ASSURED THE UNITED STATES THAT ITS TROOPS WILL NOT ENTER KOSOVO UNILATERALLY. BUT AS V-O-A'S PETER HEINLEIN IN MOSCOW REPORTS, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT ABRUPTLY TURNED HIS PLANE AROUND AND HEADED BACK TO MOSCOW AFTER LEARNING RUSSIAN TROOPS WERE ON THE MOVE.

    TEXT: DEPUTY SECRETARY TALBOTT FLEW OUT OF MOSCOW FRIDAY AFTER THE FAILURE OF TALKS ON INCORPORATING RUSSIA INTO THE KOSOVO PEACEKEEPING FORCE, KNOWN AS K-FOR. BUT HE CAME BACK FOR MORE URGENT TALKS WITH FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV AFTER LEARNING RUSSIAN TROOPS HAD CROSSED INTO YUGOSLAVIA FROM BOSNIA.

    MR. IVANOV HASTENED TO ASSURE HIS RETURNED GUEST THE TROOPS HAVE NOT ENTERED KOSOVO, AT LEAST NOT YET.

    ///IVANOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, THEN FADE TO...//

    HE SAYS, "NO TROOPS HAVE BEEN SENT INTO KOSOVO, BUT CONSIDERING THAT DEPLOYMENT MUST BE DONE IN DAYS, WE HAVE TO BE READY."

    GENERAL LEONID IVASHOV, HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN DELEGATION AT THE SO-CALLED COMMAND ARRANGEMENTS TALKS, SAYS MOSCOW IS READY TO MOVE ITS TROOPS IN AS SOON AS NATO DOES.

    /// FIRST IVASHOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, THEN FADE TO...///

    HE SAYS, "THE TALK IS OF SYNCHRONIZED INTRODUCTION OF RUSSIAN AND NATO PEACEKEEPERS. THAT MEANS ALMOST AT THE SAME TIME". HE SAID WHILE RUSSIAN TROOPS WOULD NOT BE FIRST TO CROSS THE BORDER, THEY WOULD NOT BE THE LAST EITHER.

    DEPUTY SECRETARY TALBOTT'S ABRUPT RETURN SIGNALS A RENEWED U-S DESIRE TO FIND A COMPROMISE ON THE CONTENTIOUS ISSUE OF COORDINATING RUSSIAN AND NATO PEACEKEEPING FORCES.

    WHEN THE EARLIER TALKS ENDED INCONCLUSIVELY, GENERAL IVASHOV SAID RUSSIA MUST BE GIVEN ITS OWN SECTOR IN KOSOVO OR IT WOULD BYPASS NATO AND WORK OUT A SEPARATE ARRANGEMENT WITH YUGOSLAVIA.

    /// SECOND IVASHOV ACT///

    HE SAYS, "WE DO NOT INTEND TO BEG THE U-S SIDE TO PROVIDE RUSSIA A SECTOR. IF NO AGREEMENT IS REACHED, RUSSIA HAS THE SAME RIGHT AS NATO.

    BUT DEPUTY SECRETARY TALBOTT SAYS THE ALLIANCE IS FIRM IN ITS STANCE THAT ANY MOVE TO PARTITION KOSOVO WOULD BE A GRAVE MISTAKE.

    ///REST OPT///

    ///TALBOTT ACT///

    PARTITION OF KOSOVO WOULD BE TO INVITE AND MAYBE EVEN GUARANTEE A RETURN TO CONFLICT IN THE AREA.

    ///END ACT///

    ON RUSSIAN TELEVISION FRIDAY, PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN HAILED THE END OF NATO'S BOMBING CAMPAIGN AS A VICTORY FOR RUSSIAN DIPLOMACY. HOWEVER, HE SAID IT IS STILL NOT TIME TO THAW RELATIONS WITH THE ALLIANCE THAT HE DECLARED FROZEN WHEN AIR STRIKES BEGAN.

    ///YELTSIN ACT IN RUSSIAN, THEN FADE TO...///

    HE SAYS, "RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NATO REMAIN FROZEN. AS FOR THE FUTURE, WE'LL SEE."

    DESPITE THAT COMMENT, THERE WAS A SIGN OF A WARMING TREND. THE INTERFAX NEWS AGENCY REPORTED RUSSIA'S SECURITY CHIEF WOULD BE RESUMING CONTACT WITH HIS U-S COUNTERPART. VLADIMIR PUTIN, HEAD OF PRESIDENT YELTSIN'S SECURITY COUNCIL, WAS QUOTED AS SAYING HE WOULD RE-OPEN A HOTLINE LINK TO U-S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SANDY BERGER. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 1:34 PM EDT (1734 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [19] RUSSIA/U-S/KOSOVO (S-UPDATE) BY PETER HEINLEIN (MOSCOW)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250527
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    /// EDS: UPDATES CR 2-250513 -- NEW THROUGHOUT ///

    INTRO: RUSSIAN OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE TAKING PREPARATORY ACTIONS TO MOVE PEACEKEEPERS TO KOSOVO, BUT HAVE NOT DONE SO YET. V-O-A'S PETER HEINLEIN REPORTS FROM MOSCOW:

    TEXT: FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV SAYS RUSSIAN FORCES ARE BEING PRE-POSITIONED TO ENTER KOSOVO ON A MOMENT'S NOTICE.

    /// IVANOV ACT IN RUSSIAN, ESTABLISH AND FADE UNDER ///

    HE SAYS, "NO TROOPS HAVE BEEN SENT IN TO KOSOVO, BUT CONSIDERING THAT DEPLOYMENT MUST BE DONE IN DAYS, WE MUST BE READY."

    A CONVOY OF VEHICLES FROM THE RUSSIAN CONTINGENT OF THE PEACE FORCE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA CROSSED INTO YUGOSLAVIA FRIDAY AND WAS SEEN ROLLING TOWARD THE BORDER OF KOSOVO PROVINCE.

    THE TROOP MOVEMENT CAME AS NEGOTIATIONS STALLED IN MOSCOW ON THE QUESTION OF INCORPORATING RUSSIAN TROOPS INTO THE NATO-LED PEACEKEEPING FORCE.

    DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT FLEW OUT OF THE RUSSIAN CAPITAL AFTER THE TALKS ENDED ON AN INCONCLUSIVE NOTE. BUT HE TURNED AROUND AND CAME BACK AFTER LEARNING RUSSIAN TROOPS WERE ON THE MOVE.

    ON MR. TALBOTT'S RETURN TO MOSCOW, HE HEADED IMMEDIATELY FOR THE FOREIGN MINISTRY AND CONSULTATIONS WITH MR. IVANOV. (SIGNED)
    NEB/PFH/GE/WTW
    11-Jun-99 11:18 AM EDT (1518 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [20] SERBS LEAVING (S) BY JIM RANDLE (PENTAGON)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250543
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: THOUSANDS OF NATO PEACEKEEPING TROOPS ARE GATHERED ON MACEDONIA'S BORDER WITH KOSOVO, POISED TO ENTER THE SERB PROVINCE. THE K-FOR (PEACEKING-FORCE) TROOPS ARE SET TO TAKE THE PLACE OF SERB FORCES WHO HAVE AGREED TO LEAVE KOSOVO. V-O-A'S JIM RANDLE REPORTS FROM THE PENTAGON, WHERE OFFICIALS SAY THE SERBS ARE IN FULL RETREAT.

    TEXT: PENTAGON OPERATIONS OFFICER CHUCK WALD SHOWED REPORTERS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO DEPICTING DOZENS OF SERB TRUCKS PULLING ARTILLERY OUT OF THE PRISTINA AREA, AND ROWS OF SERB ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS HEADED NORTH.

    GENERAL WALD SAYS VIDEO FROM THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ALLOWED PENTAGON OFFICIALS TO WATCH CLOSELY AS THE FEW SERBIAN FIGHTER PLANES THAT SURVIVED THE WAR WERE FLOWN OUT OF THE PROVINCE.

    /// WALD ACT ///

    THIS IS PRISTINA. THOSE ARE THE ELEVEN MIGS (YUGOSLAV FIGHTER PLANES) I SHOWED YOU EARLIER. THEY HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT TODAY. THAT WAS AS OF ELEVEN-20 OR SO PRISTINA TIME. HERE IS ANOTHER SHOT. TWO HAVE ALREADY LEFT. YOU CAN SEE THE PILOTS AND THE EQUIPMENT.

    /// END ACT ///

    GENERAL WALD SAYS BESIDES THE SPY PLANES, MANY NATO FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS ARE PATROLLING YUGOSLAV SKIES. HE SAYS WHEN K-FOR TROOPS ENTER THE PROVINCE THEY CAN COUNT ON QUICK AIR SUPPORT IF THEY RUN INTO RESISTANCE OR PROBLEMS. (SIGNED).
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    11-Jun-99 5:40 PM EDT (2140 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [21] SERBS LEAVING L BY JIM RANDLE (JIM RANDLE)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250544
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: THOUSANDS OF NATO PEACEKEEPING TROOPS ARE GATHERED ON MACEDONIA'S BORDER WITH KOSOVO, POISED TO ENTER THE SERB PROVINCE. THE K-FOR TROOPS ARE SET TO TAKE THE PLACE OF SERB FORCES WHO HAVE AGREED TO LEAVE KOSOVO. V-O-A'S JIM RANDLE REPORTS FROM THE PENTAGON, WHERE OFFICIALS SAY THE SERBS ARE IN FULL RETREAT.

    TEXT: PENTAGON OPERATIONS OFFICER CHUCK WALD SAYS SPY PLANE PICTURES SHOW SERB FORCES ARE TRYING TO MEET THE TIMETABLE FOR LEAVING THE PROVINCE, SET IN THE AGREEMENT THAT STOPPED NATO'S 11-WEEK LONG BOMBING CAMPAIGN.

    GENERAL WALD SHOWED REPORTERS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO DEPICTING DOZENS OF TRUCKS PULLING ARTILLERY OUT OF THE PRISTINA AREA, AND ROWS OF ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS HEADED NORTH.

    GENERAL WALD SAYS VIDEO FROM THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE ALLOWED PENTAGON OFFICIALS TO WATCH CLOSELY AS THE FEW SERBIAN FIGHTER PLANES THAT SURVIVED THE WAR WERE FLOWN OUT OF THE PROVINCE.

    /// WALD ACT ///

    THIS IS PRISTINA. THOSE ARE THE ELEVEN MIGS (YUGOSLAV FIGHTER PLANES) I SHOWED YOU EARLIER. THEY HAVE BEEN PULLED OUT TODAY. THAT WAS AS OF ELEVEN-20 OR SO PRISTINA TIME. HERE IS ANOTHER SHOT. TWO HAVE ALREADY LEFT. YOU CAN SEE THE PILOTS AND THE EQUIPMENT.

    /// END ACT ///

    GENERAL WALD SAYS BESIDES THE SPY PLANES, MANY NATO FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS ARE PATROLLING YUGOSLAV SKIES. HE SAYS WHEN K-FOR TROOPS ENTER THE PROVINCE THEY CAN COUNT ON QUICK AIR SUPPORT IF THEY RUN INTO RESISTANCE OR PROBLELMS. MEANTIME, PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY THE RECENT HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN YUGOSLAV FORCES AND THE REBEL KOSOVO LIBERATION ARMY HAS BEEN REDUCED TO A SERIES OF SKIRMISHES. THE OFFICIALS SAY THE K-L-A IS DOING NOTHING TO SLOW THE EXODUS OF YUGOSLAV FORCES FROM THE TROUBLED PROVINCE. (SIGNED).
    NEB/PT
    11-Jun-99 5:51 PM EDT (2151 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [22] TURKEY-KURDS (L-ONLY) BY AMBERIN ZAMAN (ANKARA)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250525
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: OFFICIALS FROM THE MAIN KURDISH POLITICAL FACTIONS BASED IN NORTHERN IRAQ ARE TO RESUME TALKS IN WASHINGTON ON MONDAY (JUNE 14). THE TALKS ARE AIMED AT OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO IMPLEMENTING A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AGREEMENT SIGNED UNDER U-S AUSPICES LAST SEPTEMBER. AMBERIN ZAMAN IN ANKARA INTERVIEWED THE LEADER OF THE KURDISTAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY DELEGATION, SAMI ABDURRAHMAN, PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE FOR WASHINGTON.

    TEXT: ONE OF THE MAIN DIFFICULTIES IN IMPLEMENTING THE PEACE AGREEMENT SIGNED IN WASHINGTON LAST SEPTEMBER BETWEEN MASSOUD BARZANI'S KURDISTAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OR K-D-P, AND JALAL TALABANI'S PATRIOTIC UNION OF KURDISTAN, OR P-U-K, IS CONTINUING ATTACKS AGAINST K-D-P FORCES BY REBELS FROM A TURKISH-KURD REBEL GROUP, THE KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY, KNOWN BY THE LETTERS P-K-K.

    MR. ABDURRAHMAN SAYS THE P-K-K IS USING P-U-K-CONTROLLED TERRITORY TO MOUNT ATTACKS BOTH AGAINST HIS MILITIA AND CIVILIANS LIVING IN TERRITORY HIS PARTY CONTROLS.

    /// FIRST ABDURRAHMAN ACT ///

    P-K-K IS VERY ACTIVE IN P-U-K AREA. IT HAS BEEN ACTIVE ALL THE TIME. THERE WERE SOME COSMETIC CHANGES, BUT THEY ARE NO LONGER THERE. THE ATTACKS HAVE BEEN ON THE INCREASE. THE FIRST OPEN ATTACK THROUGH P-U-K AREA (WAS) ON ... OUR POSITIONS IN KASRE -- BOTH ON CIVILIAN AND MILITARY BASES. (THE FIRST ATTACK) WAS ABOUT 15TH OF MAY, THE SECOND WAS ON 25TH OF MAY, AND THE THIRD AND FOURTH WERE ON NINTH AND 10TH (OF JUNE), JUST THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY. THESE PEOPLE -- THE P-K-K -- CAN NOT ATTACK OUR POSITIONS WITHOUT THE HELP OF P-U-K.

    /// END ACT ///

    ONE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE WASHINGTON PEACE AGREEMENT WAS THAT THE PARTIES WOULD NOT PERMIT THE P-K-K TO OPERATE IN IRAQI KURDISH-CONTROLLED TERRITORIES. THE ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN LEGALLY BANNED IN TURKEY.

    MR. ABDURRAHMAN SAYS HIS PARTY HAS APPROACHED THE RIVAL P-U-K LEADERSHIP ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, DEMANDING THEY END THE P-K-K PRESENCE IN AREAS UNDER THEIR CONTROL. THE P-U-K DENIES THE P-K-K STILL HAS ANY BASES ON ITS TERRITORY, AND SAYS THAT ALL P-K-K OFFICES THERE WERE SHUT DOWN IN LINE WITH THE WASHINGTON AGREEMENT.

    // OPT //

    P-K-K LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN WAS CAPTURED LAST FEBRUARY IN KENYA BY TURKISH SPECIAL FORCES. HE IS CURRENTLY BEING TRIED ON CHARGES OF TREASON, FOR WHICH PROSECUTORS ARE DEMANDING THE DEATH PENALTY, IF HE IS CONVICTED.

    IN TESTIMONY, MR. OCALAN TOLD THE COURT THAT HIS GROUP'S ACTIVITIES IN KURDISH-CONTROLLED NORTHERN IRAQ ARE IN LINE WITH WHAT HE CALLED EFFORTS TO PREVENT WESTERN POWERS FROM ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT STATE THERE, WHICH HE SAID WOULD UNDERMINE TURKEY. HE DID NOT ELABORATE ON THE STATEMENT. //

    END OPT //

    MR. ABDURRAHMAN SAYS ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK IN THE WASHINGTON PEACE TALKS IS THE FAILURE TO AGREE ON HOW TO DIVIDE REVENUES RAISED BY KURDISH FACTIONS FROM BORDER AREAS UNDER THEIR CONTROL. UNTIL RECENTLY, THE K-D-P ALLEGEDLY GOT MOST OF THE TAXES LEVIED ON TURKISH-BOUND TRUCK DRIVERS CARRYING FUEL FROM IRAQ THROUGH K-D-P TERRITORY.

    // OPT //

    BUT IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN IS WIDELY BELIEVED TO HAVE CRACKED DOWN ON THE FUEL TRADE IN ORDER TO PRESSURE THE K-D-P FROM COOPERATING WITH A U-S-SPONSORED IRAQ OPPOSITION MOVEMENT. MR. ABDURRAHMAN SAYS HE'S FEELING THE EFFECTS.

    /// SECOND ABDURRAHMAN ACT ///

    OUR REVENUES ARE REALLY NOT COVERED BECAUSE THE MAIN SOURCE OF REVENUE WAS OIL WHICH WAS TRANSPORTED BY TRUCKS BY FROM IRAQ, VIA OUR AREA, TO TURKEY. TRANSPORTATION OF OIL HAS DIMINISHED A GREAT DEAL. AT SOME (POINT) IT WENT TO FIVE PERCENT OF WHAT IT WAS. IT HAS CERTAINLY DIMINISHED DRASTICALLY. WE HAVE PROOF THAT P-U-K REVENUES HAVE INCREASED A GREAT DEAL. THE CIGARETTE ROUTE, INSTEAD OF (BETWEEN) TURKEY AND THE IRANIAN BORDER, IS NOW THE IRAQ - P-U-K BORDER WITH IRAN.

    /// END ACT ////// END OPT ///

    NONETHELESS, K-D-P OFFICIALS ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE TALKS IN WASHINGTON WILL YIELD CONCRETE RESULTS, NOT LEAST BECAUSE EACH KNOWS THAT AS LONG AS THE KURDS CONTINUE FIGHTING EACH OTHER, THEY CAN NEVER EFFECTIVELY OPPOSE THEIR COMMON ENEMIES. (SIGNED)
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    11-Jun-99 10:16 AM EDT (1416 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


    [23] UNHCR KOSOVO (L-ONLY) BY LISA SCHLEIN (GENEVA)

    DATE=6/11/99
    TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
    NUMBER=2-250520
    CONTENT=
    VOICED AT:

    INTRO: UNITED NATIONS AID AGENCIES ARE GEARING UP FOR WHAT THEY CALL THE MONUMENTAL TASK OF PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN AID TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS DISPLACED WITHIN KOSOVO. LISA SCHLEIN IN GENEVA REPORTS THE U-N WILL BEGIN ITS MASSIVE RELIEF OPERATION IN THE COMING DAYS.

    TEXT: THE U-N REFUGEE AGENCY SAYS A LIAISON OFFICER WILL GO FRIDAY WITH THE FIRST GROUP OF NATO TROOPS TO CHECK OUT THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND IN KOSOVO.

    U-N-H-C-R SPOKESMAN KRIS JANOWSKI SAYS AN INITIAL GROUP OF SEVEN STAFF MEMBERS ARE STANDING BY IN SKOPJE, MACEDONIA. THEY WILL BE READY TO MOVE INTO THE SERBIAN PROVINCE ONCE THE GREEN LIGHT (APPROVAL) IS GIVEN. HE SAYS A U-N CONVOY OF 40 TRUCKS WILL LEAVE FOR KOSOVO, PROBABLY ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY. //OPT// THE TRUCKS WILL BE CARRYING RELIEF ITEMS SUCH AS READY-TO-EAT MEALS, PALETTES OF BOTTLED WATER, BLANKETS, HYGIENE KITS AND TENTS. MR. JANOWSKI SAYS THIS FIRST CONVOY WILL ALSO INCLUDE ITEMS SUCH AS RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENT TO SET UP OPERATIONS IN KOSOVO. //END OPT//

    ///JANOWSKI ACT///

    A CONVOY LIKE THIS CAN CERTAINLY BENEFIT HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES. BUT, THIS IS NOT A USUAL CONVOY. THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING TO BASICALLY SET UP. WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT WE'RE GOING INTO ESSENTIALLY, WHAT IS IN TERMS OF LOGISTICS. IN TERMS OF WHERE PEOPLE ARE, WHAT SHAPE THEY'RE IN -- IT'S REALLY A BLACK HOLE (UNKNOWN).

    ///END ACT///

    //OPT//

    MR. JANOWSKI SAYS THE CONVOY WILL GO TO THE KOSOVO CAPITAL PRISTINA AND SET UP CAMP AT THE AIRPORT. EVENTUALLY, THE OPERATION WILL BRANCH OUT INTO OTHER AREAS OF THE PROVINCE.

    //END OPT//

    THE U-N-H-C-R SPOKESMAN SAYS THE UNITED NATIONS PLANS A LONG-TERM OPERATION IN WHICH TWO CONVOYS OF 40 TRUCKS EACH WILL BE SENT INTO KOSOVO EVERY DAY. THE UNITED NATIONS ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 600-THOUSAND PEOPLE, IN DESPERATE CONDITION, REMAIN IN KOSOVO. THEY HAVE BEEN WITHOUT ASSISTANCE SINCE INTERNATIONAL AID AGENCIES WITHDREW BEFORE NATO BEGAN ITS BOMBING CAMPAIGN ON MARCH 24TH.

    //OPT//

    MR. JANOWSKI SAYS IT IS PREMATURE TO BEGIN REPATRIATING THE REFUGEES FROM MACEDONIA AND ALBANIA. HE SAYS THE PRIORITY IS TO HELP THE DISPLACED PEOPLE IN KOSOVO.

    ///SECOND JANOWSKI ACT///

    WE REALLY HAVE TO HELP THE PEOPLE FIRST WHO ARE IN THE MOST DESPERATE CONDITION. THAT IS THE PEOPLE REMAINING IN KOSOVO WHO HAVE BASICALLY BEEN ROUGHING IT OVER THE PAST TWO AND A HALF MONTHS. AND THEY ARE THE TOP PRIORITY. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN CAMPS MAY BE IMPATIENT TO GO BACK. NONETHELESS, THEY ARE BEING LOOKED AFTER.

    ///END ACT/////END OPT//

    MR. JANOWSKI SAYS THE U-N AGENCY IS DISCOURAGING THE REFUGEES FROM GOING BACK HOME IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OF THE MANY DANGERS THEY ARE LIKELY TO FACE. HE SAYS LAND MINES MUST BE DISMANTLED, THE INTERNATIONAL FORCE HAS NOT YET ENTERED KOSOVO AND SERB FORCES HAVEN'T COMPLETELY WITHDRAWN. (SIGNED)
    NEB/LS/PCF
    11-Jun-99 9:45 AM EDT (1345 UTC)
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    Source: Voice of America


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