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Twists and turns that led to peace.



THE signing of a military agreement to end the Kosovo conflict Kosovo conflict

(1998–99) Ethnic war in Kosovo, Yugoslavia. In 1989 the Serbian president, Slobodan Miloševic, abrogated the constitutional autonomy of Kosovo.
 follows days of agonising diplomacy diplomacy

Art of conducting relationships for gain without conflict. It is the chief instrument of foreign policy. Its methods include secret negotiation by accredited envoys (though political leaders also negotiate) and international agreements and laws.
.

Friday, May 28 - Russia's special envoy envoy: see diplomatic service.

Envoy - Motorola's integrated personal wireless communicator. Envoy is a personal digital assistant which incorporates two-way wireless and wireline communication.
 Viktor Chernomyrdin Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin (Russian: Ви́ктор Степа́нович Черномы́рдин  meet Milosevic for nine hours and emerges saying he was "very satisfied". A source close to the Yugoslav government calls the outcome "positive".

Thursday, June 3 - The Yugoslav government announces it is to accept peace proposals. US and European leaders react cautiously. NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
NATO
 in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization

International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
 say the air campaign goes on.

Friday, June 4 - Tony Blair Noun 1. Tony Blair - British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair
 confirms NATO generals have contacted Yugoslav counterparts over practical arrangements for implementing a deal. There's still no let up in the war.

Saturday, June 5 - NATO's top general in Macedonia sits down with his Serb opposite number to plan the Yugoslav pull-out. NATO jets continue to pound targets in Kosovo.

Sunday, June 6 - Peace talks seem close to collapse after Serb generals reportedly object to NATO troops moving in behind them.

Monday, June 7 - The West and Russia fail to reach agreement on the involvement of NATO troops. Behind the scenes, the diplomacy continues.

Tuesday, June 8 - The G8 industrial powers agree a UN Security Council resolution authorising a peace implementation force for Kosovo, with NATO at its core. Talks between allied and Serbian generals on the withdrawal go on into the night.

Wednesday, June 9 - The marathon talks continue in Macedonia. At 8.49pm, the deal is signed by both sides.
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Author:Mcqueen, Alastair
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 10, 1999
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