War in the Balkans: Timetable

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The Independent Online
Tuesday 6 April

12.30am: Authorities in Aleksinac, 106 miles from Belgrade, say five people killed in Nato attack.

10am: Russia sends first batch of aid.

10.30am: 1,000 Kosovo refugees arrive in Turkey after being flown from Macedonia.

1pm: World Red Cross movement says it is launching $68m appeal.

4pm: Yugoslavia declares unilateral truce in Kosovo for Orthodox Easter.

4.10pm: Britain demands withdrawal of Serb forces and an international force to supervise the return of all refugees to Kosovo.

4.15pm: The US says it will temporarily house 20,000 refugees at naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba.

4.55pm: Sweden agrees to take up to 5,000 Kosovo Albanian refugees.

5pm: Yugoslav Deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic asks refugees to return home immediately in light of the ceasefire.

5.30pm: Britain dismisses Yugoslav truce offer as a diplomatic ploy. US also rejects offer.