Zelentsov on Misunderstanding
General Sergei Zelentsov, deputy in charge of the CIS nuclear forces issued an official response to news reports that two former Soviet citizens were detained in Germany with U-235 stolen from army stores, and Russia's vice-president Aleksandr Rutskoi's statement that nuclear weapons were present in the Transcaucusus. Zelentsov denied the possibility of theft from army stores because of tight security measures, and said that nuclear weapons had been withdrawn from the Transcaucusus long before the outbreak of regional ethnic troubles.
Abstract Number: 19920540
Headline: Zelentsov on Misunderstanding
Date: 3 April 1992
Bibliography: JPRS-Proliferation Issues
Orig. Src.: Radio Moscow World Service, 13 March 1992
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