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Czechoslovakia / Rusk / Pravda / Troops / News #2034

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 09, 1968
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(Studio) Pol. sources in Czechoslovakia give out document saying all Soviet occupiers will be withdrawn by October if normalization favorable. Paper says USSR , before invasion, asked United States if Potsdam and Yalta agreements still in effect.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Secretary of State Dean RUSK - says no shred of understanding between US and USSR with regard to spheres of influence. In 1947-48, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) organization due to USSR violating Yalta agreement and letting "Iron Curtain" fall across central Europe. Mil. movement across Nato-Warsaw border would mean war. We wouldn't move troops into NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cntrys. and USSR doesn't have right to move in Warsaw cntrys.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Soviet Communist newspaper, "Pravda", reflects impatience with pace of Czech liberalization and demands terms of Moscow agreement be carried out promptly. Report on troops in Prague.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Mil. parade held to celebrate Soviet Army Day. Ceremony held beneath monument of 1st Soviet tank to enter country in 1945. Flowers placed at monument. Only Czechs there passing by or lived close by. Armed guard at monument since invasion.
REPORTER: Russell Jones

(Studio) Czech news agency resumes service to foreign service for 1st time since invasion. Agency apologizes for interruption beyond their control.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Jones, Russell;
Reynolds, Frank

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