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Commonwealth / Russia vs. Ukraine / Navy, Weapons Dispute #583057

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 10, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Dennis Murphy) Dispute between Ukraine and Russia over ownership of the Black Sea naval fleet and other military matters featured; details given of positions of Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk and Russian President Boris Yeltsin on the fleet; scenes shown from foreign ministers meeting. [Ukrainian foreign minister Anatoly ZLENKO - (thru translator) comments.] West's worries about nuclear weapons and meddling politicians in the commonwealth outlined. [British defense minister Tom KING - says nuclear weapons must not become part of the tug of war.] Story in "European" newspaper cited about NATO source saying Ukraine is refusing to hand over tactical warheads to Russian control as promised.

Brokaw, Tom;
Murphy, Dennis

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