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December 4, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ukraine, the newest major player in the global arena, moved swiftly and decisively Tuesday to reassure the rest of the world that it intends to become "neutral and non-nuclear" as quickly as possible. In a simultaneous bid to improve relations with its mightiest neighbor, the Ukraine's president-elect, Leonid M. Kravchuk, arranged for talks on neutral ground with Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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NEWS
December 4, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ukraine, the newest major player in the global arena, moved swiftly and decisively Tuesday to reassure the rest of the world that it intends to become "neutral and non-nuclear" as quickly as possible. In a simultaneous bid to improve relations with its mightiest neighbor, the Ukraine's president-elect, Leonid M. Kravchuk, arranged for talks on neutral ground with Russian Federation President Boris N. Yeltsin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991
Russia is pressing the United States to recognize its independence and that of Ukraine and Belarus, the other founding members of the Commonwealth of Independent States that is emerging as the successor to the Soviet Union. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, touring the capitals of the republics, says Washington will look closely at the request. Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, however, says he sees no reason for delay. "The reality is . . . the old Soviet Union is dead . . .
NEWS
December 2, 1991 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Soviet Union's fate hanging in the balance, Ukrainians by the millions voted Sunday in a referendum on independence, though warned by Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev that severing their centuries-old ties with Moscow would lead to disaster. In villages and cities, citizens and their leaders have insisted on the Ukrainians' historic right to statehood, and massive endorsement of independence is considered assured.
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