On the stump in Krasnodar yesterday, Boris Yeltsin acknowledged that he was "unyielding" in demanding exclusive basing rights for the Russian fleet in Ukraine’s Crimean port Sevastopol. He said he was acting for Russia’s "glory and pride," as Russia "would not be the same without the Black Sea Fleet" based in Sevastopol. He reiterated that "a solution worthy of Russia" in Sevastopol was a precondition for visiting Ukraine and signing an interstate political treaty. (Itar-Tass, April 16)
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