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USSR / Ukraine Independence / United States Recognition #132407

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 28, 1991
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Zelnick) Decision by President Bush's administration to recognize the independence of the Soviet republic of the Ukraine featured. [On August 1, BUSH - opposes union breakup.] Failure of President Mikhail Gorbachev to put together an accord between the republics noted. [Harvard University Ukraine Institution professor Roman SZPORLUK - says United States has no choice but to deal with republics.] US concern about Ukraine-based nuclear weapons mentioned.

(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Donvan) Gorbachev's efforts to set up a new union and the future of an independent Ukraine featured; scenes shown from Ukrainian rally. [On Soviet TV, ANCHORWOMAN - (thru translator) reads response to United States recognition of Ukraine.] Prospect of talks and treaties between republics of Russia and the Ukraine outlined.

Donvan, John;
Sawyer, Forrest;
Zelnick, Bob

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