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Abkhazia move

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Government forces in the former Soviet republic of Georgia yesterday agreed on a new ceasefire with rebels in the Black Sea coastal region of Abkhazia, Itar-Tass news agency said. The ceasefire, the third of its kind in the last two weeks, is the latest attempt to end the bitter month-long clashes in which more than 150 people have been killed.

Georgian clashes

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Fresh fighting between Georgian troops and Abkhazian rebels wrecked prospects for a newly agreed ceasefire yesterday and reports from the Black Sea battle zone said many people had been killed. Each side accused the other of launching a big offensive on the Abkhazian coastal town of Gagra, just south of the Russian border.

Georgia peace

MOSCOW (Reuter) - Georgian government and rebel leaders agreed yesterday to end military operations tomorrow in the Black Sea region of Abkhazia, Russian television said. The decision was reached at a meeting in Sochi between Georgian and Abkhazian officials.

Ukraine 'sell-out'

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Out of Crimea: Basking in the Soviet sunset's glow

YALTA - The Western stereotype of a Russian body - Ivan the stevedore and his bulbous wife in a string-bikini - may linger in the capitals of the G7 nations, but it evaporated for me this week when I spent a little time on the sunny beaches of Crimea.

Brave show becomes a wake for a navy that's had its day: Memories of past glories could not hide fears for the future as Sevastopol gathered to fete the troubled Black Sea fleet, writes Peter Pringle

A DEAFENING underwater explosion shook the bay, and a column of water and debris spurted from the depths of the sea. The mock torpedo from a destroyer had hit its mark.

CIS navy raises the Tsar's flag

MOSCOW (Agencies) - The flag of St Andrew, which used to fly from ships of the Imperial Russian Navy, was hoisted anew yesterday on ships of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Rutskoi condemns mutiny

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Heat on Russia

KIEV (Reuter) - Ukraine has turned up the political heat on Russia, accusing it of stalling talks on the disputed Black Sea fleet after a ship deserted to a Ukrainian port from the Commonwealth command.

Russia accused of Communist 'witch hunt'

A MEMBER of the banned Communist Party of the Soviet Union claimed in court yesterday that he had difficulty getting a job as a history teacher because of the ban by Boris Yeltsin, the President of Russia, on the party. Other Communists claimed they had not played any part in the failed coup attempt last August and that Mr Yeltsin's ban on the party had been unjust.

Bunhill: Boris at the summit

Apprehension mounts in the run-up to tomorrow's world economic summit in Munich that Boris Yeltsin, the Russian president, may turn up early.
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