Tuesday, June 1, 1999 Published at 19:18 GMT 20:18 UK
Nato bombs fall on Albania
Too close for comfort: Refugees watch the bombing on the border
Nato has admitted that its aircraft mistakenly bombed Albanian army forces on the Albanian side of the Kosovo border, destroying a guard box.
Although this is one of Nato's most embarrassing mistakes, none of the Albanian forces it attacked appear to have been killed.
Reporting from the border area, the BBC's Jeremy Cooke says the strikes were heavy, with several waves American A-10s dropping laser-guided bombs.
The border area has seen three days of heavy Serbian shelling following attempts by the KLA to open a supply route along the border.
Hundreds of refugees have passed through the area in recent weeks.
Yugoslav military chief dies
In an unusual announcement from the Yugoslav military, the air force deputy chief of staff is reported to have died while inspecting military units in "the first line of defence" against Nato air attack.
The Yugoslav military information service said on Tuesday that General Ljubisa Velickovic had died "in the line of duty".
It is not clear whether the death was the result of a Nato air attack - the military as a rule does not report casualties among the armed forces.
Russia hopeful for peace
The military campaign continued amid renewed diplomatic efforts, with Russia saying it has fresh proposals for solving the conflict.
"This week must be decisive in the search for a compromise on how to direct the military conflict into a political channel," Mr Chernomyrdin said.
"All sides, including the United States, Europe and Russia have an enormous desire to find a political solution."
On Wednesday, Mr Chernomyrdin is expected to go to Belgrade for the fifth time since the crisis began.
His optimism has been echoed by Germany and France.
However, the BBC Moscow Correspondent, Paul Anderson, says Mr Chernomyrdin has made similar predictions on previous occasions, which came to nothing.
There is still no indication that Belgrade would allow a Nato-led peace-keeping force to enter Kosovo.
Nevertheless, Nato military commanders are meeting in Brussels to determine how to bring the number of troops in such a force up to 50,000.
Civilian casualties mount
Nato's raid over Albania followed reports of three Nato blunders in the past two days.
He said Nato could not confirm any civilian casualties but regretted any unintended damage.
At least 28 civilians were reported killed in two other attacks in the previous 24 hours.
President Milosevic attacked such actions, saying they could damage the peace process.
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