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USSR / Azerbaijan / Ethnic Violence / Armenia #124875

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Military and political situation in Azerbaijan, USSR , updated.

(Moscow: Jim Laurie) Protest in capital city of Baku, Azerbaijan, USSR , against presence of Soviet troops featured; scenes shown of arrival of troops on Friday. [Estonian journalist Andrus REID - says troops fired because bottles were thrown from rooftops.] Threat of further confrontations between Russian troops and Azerbaijanis detailed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Western reporters noted barred from area.

(Yerevan: Rick Inderfurth) Lull in fighting along border between Azerbaijan and Armenia, USSR , featured; scenes shown; details given of beginning of talks between two sides with Soviet military acting as intermediary. Funeral service for Armenian fighter said turning into massive display of nationalism and anti-Soviet feeling; details given of Armenians' fear of crackdown by Soviet forces; scenes shown from capital city of Yerevan, Armenia, USSR .

Inderfurth, Rick;
Jennings, Peter;
Laurie, Jim

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