• Short Summary

    THE CRUCIAL MEETING IN A CINEMA IN THE CZECH BORDER TOWN OF CIERNA BETWEEN LEADERS OF THE NEW CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THEIR SOVIET ALLIES CONTINUED INTO THEIR THIRD DAY TODAY.

  • Description

    THE CRUCIAL MEETING IN A CINEMA IN THE CZECH BORDER TOWN OF CIERNA BETWEEN LEADERS OF THE NEW CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THEIR SOVIET ALLIES CONTINUED INTO THEIR THIRD DAY TODAY. MEANWHILE, REPORTS OF SOVIET TROOP MOVEMENTS AROUND CZECH BORDERS WITH THE SOVIET UNION, POLAND AND EAST GERMANY CONTINUE.

    IN THE LITTLE TOWN ITSELF, STRICT SECURITY PRECAUTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN. SOVIET SECURITY MEN SURROUND THE RAILWAY STATION WHERE THE TRAIN WHICH BRINGS THE SOVIET LEADERSHIP EACH DAY TO CIERNA IS STANDING. ASSISTED BY CZECH POLICE, THEY HAVE CORDONED OFF THE STATION AND BLOCKED THE ROAD WHICH LEADS FROM THERE INTO THE TOWN AND THE CINEMA WHERE THE TALKS ARE BEING HELD.

    A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN PIERCED THE SECURITY CORDON YESTERDAY TO TAKE THESE PICTURES OF THE SOVIET LEADERS' TRAIN AND THE CINEMA WHERE THE TALKS ARE BEING HELD.

    MEANWHILE, A SOVIET ARMOURED COLUMN, WITH TANKS MOUNTED ON TRANSPORTERS, HEAVY ARMOURED CARS, GUNS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS WAS MOVING SLOWLY THROUGH THE CZECH PROVINCE OF SLOVAKIA TOWARDS KOSICE, ABOUT 35 MILES (60 KMS) FROM CIERNA. OTHER REPORTS TELL OF OTHER SOVIET TROOP MOVEMENTS IN THE SOVIET UNION, POLAND AND EAST GERMANY.

    NO COMMUNIQUE HAS YET BEEN ISSUED BY EITHER SIDE AT THE TALKS, WHICH HAVE ALREADY PROCEEDED LONGER THAN WAS ORIGINALLY EXPECTED.

    THE CZECH DELEGATION IS LEAD BY MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK, WHO IS ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER LEADERS OF THE NEW CZECH REGIME WHO ARE RESISTING SOVIET EFFORTS TO GET THEM TO CALL A HALT TO LIBERALISATION OF THE COUNTRY.

    THE SOVIET PARTY CONSISTS OF NEARLY ALL THE SOVIET PRAESIDIUM.

    TODAY THE TALKS WERE DELAYED AFTER THE CZECH AND SOVIET LEADERS WENT TO LAUNCH. IT WAS REPORTED THAT MR. LEONID BREZHNEV, THE SOVIET LEADER, HAD BEEN TAKEN ILL. NO FURTHER DETAILS WERE REPORTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WDDA7TMOSJ7X59TNQWBFN0S8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WDDA7TMOSJ7X59TNQWBFN0S8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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