Ukraine clash

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The Independent Online
The Ukrainian Prime Minister, Leonid Kuchma, called for a state of emergency, reopening a battle with the country's President over how to tackle the economic and constitutional crisis, Reuter reports from Kiev.

President Leonid Kravchuk rejected the call, saying he would rely on his authority, the people and the country's top industrialists to bring Ukraine out of crisis. Mr Kravchuk introduced economic directives at variance with Mr Kuchma's tight money policies.