Kravchuk decree

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President Leonid Kravchuk announced the creation of a special committee to cure the ailing Ukrainian economy, signalling an end to disputes with his prime minister, Reuter reports from Kiev. Mr Kravchuk issued a decree formally putting himself at the head of the government, but giving Leonid Kuchma, the Prime Minister, a free hand to deal with a strike by coal miners and direct economic reforms.