War in the Balkans: Timetable: Day 15

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The Independent Online
Wednesday 7 April

12.05am Yugoslavia closes the border point of Jazince and apparently starts sending back into Kosovo thousands of refugees.

1am Nato strikes a fuel storage facility near Pristina airport. Garages and a warehouse at an oil refinery in Novi Sad are destroyed.

2am US calls for Belgrade to "release" Kosovo Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova.

6am Macedonia has emptied border camps of Kosovo refugees overnight.

10am Yugoslav minister Milan Bozic says Nato air strikes have driven 50,000from Kosovo into Serbia.

11.50am UN secretary-general Kofi Annan hopes Yugoslavia's ceasefire in Kosovo is first step to peace.

1.10pm Over 100 fighter planes take off from Italy.

1.30pm UN war crimes prosecutors call on Britain, the US and Nato to provide evidence of alleged war crimes in Kosovo.

1.45pm KLA reports the discovery in Celin, central Kosovo, of 51 bodies of ethnic Albanians.

3pm UN refugee agency says 35,000 Kosovo refugees who disappeared from Blace border between Yugoslavia and Macedonia are still unaccounted for.

5.45pm Albania allows Nato to operate in the country, paving the way for the US Apache attack helicopters and 6,000 troops.

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