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USSR / Azerbaijan Unrest #124850

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 20, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Assault by Soviet troops on capital city of Azerbaijan, USSR , featured; battle and casualty scenes shown from Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR . Statement on Soviet television from President Mikhail Gorbachev defending use of force quoted.

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border: Rick Inderfurth) Relative calm along border between Azerbaijan and Armenia, USSR , featured; scenes shown of presence of Soviet military there to prevent anarchy; details given of talks about cease-fire. [Armenian LEADER - (thru translator) comments on talks and the fighting.] Scenes shown of funeral for first man to die in the border fighting.

Inderfurth, Rick;
Laurie, Jim;
Simpson, Carole

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