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Soviet Troops / Czechoslovakia / Romania #1520

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 1968
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(Studio) For. Min. Netherlands, Joseph Luns, says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) intelligence reports strong grouping Soviet troops on Romania's and Hungary's borders. Visitors returning from Soviet Ukraine reported seeing columns of Soviet artillery and armor near USSR -Romania border. Reports of troops heading West Romania supported Czechoslovakian reforms and objected to invasion. Soviet tanks and troops pull out of Prague, but Soviet security agents move in. News censorship begins. Blacklist of reform liberals begins. Czechs say purges come next and Soviets gain control.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) City life looks normal. Food supplies now coming in; no shortages. Mail accepted at P.O., not known if delivered. Soviets control airfield. Train service operating. Gasoline rationed. Newspapers plentiful; only Czechs know they're underground. Life seething underneath surface. Woman reporter says life there like it was when she and reporter met at prison.
REPORTER: Russell Jones

Jones, Russell;
Reynolds, Frank

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