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USSR / Old Union and New Commonwealth / Ukraine Army #336611

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 26, 1991
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Announcement by President Bush that he would like to meet soon with Russian President Boris Yeltsin reported; scenes shown of Russian flag flying over the former Soviet embassy in Washington, DC. Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jonathan Sanders) Changes in what was the Soviet union featured; scenes shown from Mikhail Gorbachev's farewell reception for the press and from Parliament's final session. [On the streets of Moscow, two PEOPLE - (thru translator) talk about Gorbachev and the USSR .]

(Studio: Harry Smith) Meeting of the defense chiefs to divide up the Soviet military reported; map shown.

(Kiev: Tom Fenton) The Ukraine's takeover of the Soviet army on its soil featured; scenes shown from Kiev, Ukraine, of the military training; details given of the concerns of both republic of Russia and the US about the Ukraine's actions. The potential for a civil war between Ukraine and Russia noted.

Fenton, Tom;
Sanders, Jonathan;
Smith, Harry

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