NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jan 03, 1993
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Moscow: Jim Miklaszewski) The signing of the START II arms control agreement by Presidents Bush and Boris Yeltsin featured; scenes shown of the ceremony in Moscow. [BUSH - says it is a noble mission; adds that President-elect Bill Clinton is committed to these arms reductions.] [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says the treaty strengthens the security of Russia; adds that there should be no lull in relations as the administrations change.] [CLINTON - responds to queries about a meeting with Yeltsin.] Yeltsin noted supporting Bush's position on a United Nations resolution for the use of force in Bosnia. [BUSH - comments.]
(Studio: Garrick Utley) Map shown of the three former Soviet republics, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, that still have nuclear weapons.
(Kiev: Jim Maceda) The economic chaos and nuclear presence in Ukraine and its implications for Clinton's foreign policy featured; scenes shown from Kiev, Ukraine. [Ukrainian Prime Minister Leonid KUCHMA, Vitaly PLOTNIKOV - (thru translator), Ukrainian government adviser John HEWCO - cite the nation's nuclear weapons policy.] Ukraine's desire to trade weapons for United States aid noted.
(Studio: Garrick Utley) United States aid offer to Ukraine cited.