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Russia, Ukraine / Georgia Unrest #336623

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1991
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Talks between former Soviet republics Ukraine and Russia over nuclear weapons and military forces in the new commonwealth reported.

(Moscow: Jonathan Sanders) Continued battle in Georgia between the opposition force and those loyal to Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia featured; scenes shown of fighting in Tbilisi, Georgia, that resulted in the freeing of eight political prisoners held by the KGB. [Russian foreign affairs committee chairman Vladimir LUKIN - comments.] Commemoration of 12th anniversary of the Soviet war with Afghanistan noted; cathedral scenes shown. Decision that a new army will not be used to put down civil wars mentioned.

Sanders, Jonathan;
Smith, Harry

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