CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : David Martin) Defense Min. General Dmitri Yazov featured; details given, scenes shown. [YAZOV - (thru translator) comments on number of US bases surrounding USSR .] USSR naval operations discussed. USSR military noted breaking away from geographical boundaries. [Captain Eugeney ORLOV - comments on USSR navy.] [YAZOV - (thru translator) says never gets too close to US.] Black Sea incident recalled; details given, scenes shown. [YAZOV - (thru translator) blames United States for incident.] USSR troop withdrawal from Afghanistan discussed. [YAZOV - (thru translator) comments on Afghanistan and United States misinformation with regard to USSR military] Yazov quoted with regard to defense budget; reductions.
(Studio: Dan Rather) No. of USSR casualties in Afghanistan war given.