War In The Balkans: Timetable

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MONDAY 29 MARCH

10.30pm: US announces it is beefing up its air power over Yugoslavia, sending additional B-1B bombers, five EA-6B Prowler aircraft and also more tankers.

TUESDAY 30 MARCH

4.30am: Aid agency Care Australia reports that nine people have been killed by Nato bombs dropped on Yugoslav military targets. It says the bombs also damaged two of its refugee centres housing women and children.

5.15am: The Ministry of Defence dismisses Serbian claims that an RAF Harrier jet has been shot down over Montenegro.

8.30am: Russian Prime Minister, Yevgeny Primakov, arrives in Belgrade to try to end the attacks.

8.45am: MoD says six Harrier ground attack jets abandoned an overnight raid due to bad weather.

12.00: Reports emerge that Serbian forces backed by armour and artillery have launched an attack on a valley in central Kosovo where 50,000 ethnic Albanian refugees are believed to be sheltering.

12.30pm: Kosovo's main border post with Albania, through which refugees have flooded in recent days, reopens after being shut for 14 hours by Yugoslav guards.

1.30pm: Reports emerge of Serbian forces attacking Pristina's Kosovar districts. Parts of the city are reported to be in flames.

2.00pm: Primakov-Milosevic talks end

3.00pm: Air raid sirens sound in Belgrade

5.30pm: Mr Primakov arrives in Bonn to discuss Kosovo with Chancellor Gerhard Schroder.

6.30pm: Mr Milosevic announces on Serbian TV that he will reduce forces in Kosovo if air strikes end.

7.30pm: Mr Schroder dismisses Mr Primakov's plan as "no basis for a political settlement".

8pm: US President, Bill Clinton, vows air strikes will continue.

8.45pm: Serbian government announces rationing of petrol and diesel.

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