ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 16, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Rick Inderfurth) Decision by Lithuanian officials to suspend its declaration of independence while its future with USSR is discussed reported; scenes shown from meeting of leaders of the three Baltic republics. Challenge to Kremlin from the Democratic Platform, radical reformers who have been trying to transform the Communist party into western-style Social Democratic parties, examined. [Democratic Platform member Vladimir LYSENKO - (thru translator) explains why his group was created.] [Former KGB general turned liberal reformer Oleg KALUGIN - comments.] Reaction of party conservatives to group's proposals noted; statement from Yegor Ligachev quoted. Position of President Mikhail Gorbachev on Democratic Platform mentioned.