YELTSIN BACKS START-2 RATIFICATION.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 171
Russian president Boris Yeltsin yesterday issued a strong endorsement of the unratified START-2 nuclear arms reduction treaty. He told Defense Minister Igor Sergeev that it is necessary "to prove to the lawmakers that [ratification] is beneficial to us." Today, Sergeev and Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov are to meet with Duma leaders to push for ratification. (Russian agencies, September 15)
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