YELTSIN BACKS AWAY FROM FIRING KOZYREV.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 117
Boris Yeltsin today retreated from yesterday’s threat to sack Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev. Yeltsin said that what the minister needed was a good deputy to handle paperwork. Referring to his comments on Thursday in which he said he was looking for a candidate to replace Kozyrev, Yeltsin said: "I was talking about strengthening personnel. Perhaps this affects not the minister, but the need to find a good deputy. Then the problem can be solved."
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