Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 137

Ukraine’s president is supporting Russia’s prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin and his party in next month’s Duma elections, because the Russian prime minister "is on the same team" as Boris Yeltsin. Leonid Kuchma said November 18 that he supports blocs "which stand for the irreversibility of the reform processes taking place in Russia." Earlier, the Ukrainian leader had also expressed sympathy for "Russia’s Democratic Choice" and Yabloko. Kiev fears that a hard-liners’ victory in December would jeopardize Ukraine’s national interests. (4)


Skokov Threatens Present Leaders with Prosecution.