ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 02, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Vote for independence in the Soviet republic of the Ukraine and the question of United States recognition noted.
(Kiev: John Donvan) Importance of the Ukraine for the future of a new Soviet union as President Mikhail Gorbachev has lost control of the national budget examined; scenes shown from high school in Kiev, Ukraine. [US ambassador Robert STRAUSS - says the Russian republic now controls the pocketbook.] Extent of the central government's financial problems and the plight of Soviet soldiers stranded in the Ukraine outlined.
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