Yeltsin in Bonn

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The Independent Online
BORIS YELTSIN arrived in Germany yesterday to seek succour from his best foreign friend, Helmut Kohl.

As the men met in Bonn for talks, ahead of a G7 meeting in Paris this week, German officials made it clear that they were not inclined to offer bilateral foreign aid to Moscow, which is reeling after pressure on the rouble forced it briefly to raise interest rates to 150 per cent. Nor, on the face of it, is Moscow looking for any aid.