Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 53

At a "semi-legal" meetingin Kiev, representatives of officers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus,Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan noted that military officers have seentheir standard of living drop from 75 to 80 percent since thecollapse of the Soviet Union, Vseukrainskiye vedomosti reportedJune 29. The group which will have its constituent congress inMinsk in November 1995 said that it would not engage in politics,but would simply try to improve conditions for all its members.

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