Belarusan president Alyaksandr Lukashenka has appointed Maj. Gen. Ivan Yurkin to the post of deputy chairman of the Russia-Belarus Union’s Security Committee. According to Lukashenka’s decree, the committee is being created under a joint decision of Russian president Boris Yeltsin and Lukashenka. Yurkin’s ranking as deputy would seem to imply that a Russian will chair the committee. Yurkin has until now served as first deputy head of the Security Council of Belarus. (Radio Minsk, November 7)
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