War In The Balkans: Timetable

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The Independent Online
TUESDAY 30 MARCH

9.00pm: The US says the Yugoslav proposals obtained by Russian Prime Minister, Yevgeny Primakov, fall "far short" of what must be done before Nato will halt its air campaign against Serbia.

9.30pm: The US warns Yugoslavia that any attempt to overthrow Montenegro's democratically elected government would extend the conflict with Nato.

11.00pm: Air-raid sirens sound in Belgrade. Sirens also go off in the Serbian towns of Nis and Novi Sad and the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica.

WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH

1.30am: Nato forces attack Belgrade suburbs and targets around Pristina.

8.00am: Reports emerge of hundreds of ethnic Albanians arriving in Macedonia, saying they were forced by Serbian police to board a train taking them out of Kosovo.

2.40pm: Russia says it is sending a reconnaissance ship to the Mediterranean.

2.50pm: Tanjug news agency reports Nato daytime strikes on the outskirts of Pec in Kosovo.

3.40pm: The Vatican says it will send a delegation to Belgrade on a peace mission.

4.00pm: Nato reveals that its Internet website has been targeted by Serbian hackers trying to infect its computer network with viruses.

4.30pm: The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague announces it has indicted the Serb paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznatovic, also known as Arkan, for war crimes committed during the Bosnian conflict.

4.40pm: France announces it is to send an extra six Mirage 2000 warplanes to join the Nato forces.

5.15pm: Nato accuses Serbs of creating an "Orwellian state" by destroying all public records and archives relating to Kosovo Albanians.

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