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Public Papers - 1991

Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Popadiuk on the Attempted Coup in the Soviet Union

1991-08-19

We are aware of the press reports concerning President Gorbachev. We have no details at this time. The President was informed by General Scowcroft. We are continuing to seek details.

Note: The statement referred to press reports of a coup against President Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union. Brent Scowcroft is Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

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