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September 24, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Justice Minister Serhy Holovaty accused Ukraine of secretly executing more than a dozen people this year in flagrant violation of solemn pledges to the Council of Europe to halt capital punishment. An official in President Leonid D. Kuchma's administration denied the charge. Kuchma fired Holovaty a month ago. Holovaty has since declared his intention to run against the president in 1999 elections.
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September 24, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Justice Minister Serhy Holovaty accused Ukraine of secretly executing more than a dozen people this year in flagrant violation of solemn pledges to the Council of Europe to halt capital punishment. An official in President Leonid D. Kuchma's administration denied the charge. Kuchma fired Holovaty a month ago. Holovaty has since declared his intention to run against the president in 1999 elections.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1985
In his first, real eye-to-eye confrontation with the Soviet KGB on American soil, President Ronald Reagan blinked and the Soviets laughed. As the President entertained Prince Charles and Princess Diana at a "glitz and glamour" White House reception, Ukrainian seaman Miroslav Medvid, drugged and beaten, lay, no doubt, shackled in the damp, dark hold of the Marshal Koniev as it made its way toward the Gulf of Mexico. The man who ordered the interception of an Egyptian airliner carrying Palestine Liberation Organization terrorists in international air space was afraid to intercept a Soviet grain ship carrying KGB terrorists in the Mississippi River.
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