Kosovo's Fallout

The war spawns major economic fears

Standing atop his motionless tug, Ukrainian skipper Yevgeny Anyikanov surveys the clusters of Danube river barges around him. Anyikanov had delivered a load of iron ore in Austria and was heading home on Apr. 3 when NATO planes destroyed a large bridge at Novi Sad, in northern Serbia. This blocked shipping traffic on Europe's longest shipping route, stranding hundreds of merchant marine sailors, including Anyikanov, along the Hungary-Serbia border. "I called my wife and told her I won't be home for a while," he says.

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