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CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 07, 1991
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) President Mikhail Gorbachev reported replacing the armed forces chief of staff.

(Moscow: Anthony Mason) Summit meeting of the three Soviet Slavic republics, Russia, the Ukraine and Byelorussia, featured; scenes shown from Minsk, Byelorussia, where Russian President Boris Yeltsin said there was no hope for Gorbachev's union treaty. [Ukrainian President Leonid KRAVCHUK - (thru translator) says the union is finished.] [Foreign ministry spokesman Vitaly CHURKIN - says it would be hard to have a stable arrangement without the Ukraine.] Map shown.

Mason, Anthony;
Schieffer, Bob

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