NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 30, 1991
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(Studio: Katherine Couric) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Dennis Murphy) Summit of leaders of the new Soviet commonwealth in Minsk, Byelorussia, featured; scenes shown. [Russian President Boris YELTSIN - responds to question about whether his commonwealth is threatened.] Ukraine President Leonid Kravchuk reported disagreeing with Yeltsin over ownership of the Black Sea fleet; commonwealth leaders said unable to agree on conventional forces. [USA-Canada Institution Andrei KORTUNOV - comments on potential for civil war.] Scenes shown of fighting in Tbilisi, Georgia, of people waiting in line in Moscow and of pro-Lenin demonstrators. Beginning of market economy on Thursday noted. [WOMAN, former Soviet foreign minister Eduard SHEVARDNADZE - (thru translator) comment.]