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Russia / Chechnya War / Budyonnovsk Siege #363686

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 17, 1995
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Bill Gasperini) The hostage siege in southern Russia between Russian troops and Chechen separatist gunmen featured; scenes shown of the fighting around the hospital in the town of Budyonnovsk, Russia, where the hostages were being held and of released hostages. The potential political impact of this crisis for beleaguered Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlined.

(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Statement from Yeltsin that Chechen separatist leader Dzhokhar Dudayev has asked for political asylum in Turkey reported.

Gasperini, Bill;
Schieffer, Bob

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