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Campaign '92 / Foreign Policy / Aid To Commonwealth #140548

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Proposal by President Bush for channeling Western aid to Russia and the other former republics and Democratic candidate Governor Bill Clinton's response noted.

(White House: Brit Hume) Bush's plan to aid the Commonwealth of Independent States featured. [BUSH - warns about the dangers if this democratic revolution is defeated; defends the action; outlines what United States share will be.] [Secretary of State James BAKER - talks about the "new money" involved.] Uncertainty of administration's position on the financing reiterated.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Moscow: John Donvan) Reaction of Russian government and people to United States approach to aid examined. [Russian foreign ministry Sergei YASTRZHEMBSKI - (thru translator) says aid is valuable in helping stabilize our democracy.] Russian President Boris Yeltsin's request to help stabilize the Russian ruble noted; details given of how stabilization fund would work to control inflation. [Russian government adviser Richard LAYARD - comments.] [Car WORKER - (thru translator) wonders if people will feel this United States aid.]

Reporter(s):
Donvan, John;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:20

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