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USSR / Ukraine-Russia-Byelorussia Pact #336803

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 08, 1991
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Jonathan Sanders) Signing by leaders of the three Slavic republics, led by Russian President Boris Yeltsin, of an agreement creating a commonwealth of independent states featured; scenes shown from Minsk, Byelorussia, which will be the commonwealth headquarters; map shown; effect on President Mikhail Gorbachev's power noted; scenes shown from his weekend spent hosting American businessmen in Moscow. [On "Face the Nation", Secretary of State James BAKER - says USSR as we've known it no longer exists.] Commonwealth's pledge of central control over nuclear weapons and eventual nuclear disarmament reported. [Kazakhstan LEADER - (thru translator) comments.] Tomorrow's meeting in Moscow between commonwealth leaders, Kazakhstan leader and Gorbachev mentioned.

Chung, Connie;
Sanders, Jonathan

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