Ukraine-Russia

NPR's Andy Bowers reports from Moscow on a new cooperation agreement between Russia and Ukraine. Since the Soviet Union broke apart six years ago, the two countries have been at odds over Russia's access to the Black Sea...especially control what was known as the Soviet Union's Black Sea Fleet. Russian President Boris Yeltsin is in Ukraine to sign a treaty with his counterpart Leonid Kuchma (LAY-oh-nid KOOCH-muh). Earlier this week, Ukraine agreed to a pact with NATO similar to the NATO-Russian agreement.

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