CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 17, 1999
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) The gathering of world officials in Istanbul, Turkey, on the eve of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting shown; details given of the issue of Russia's military offensive in Chechnya. [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - expresses concern over Russia's troubling actions.]
(Moscow: Steve Harrigan) The Russian position that Chechnya is an internal problem examined. [Russian foreign ministry Vladimir RAKHMANIN - says there should be no pressure on Russia.] [Russian President Boris YELTSIN - (thru translator) hopes for common sense.] [Political analyst Sergei KARAGANOV - says Europe has given up on Russia's corrupt regime.] [Two RUSSIANS - (thru translator) defend using force and oppose interference from the West.]
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