ACCESSION NUMBER:328400 FILE ID:POL402 DATE:02/24/94 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (02/24/94) TEXT:*94022402.POL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (Kravchuk, ambassador nomination, defense nomination) (200) KRAVCHUK VISIT SET Ukraine's President Leonid Kravchuk will visit Washington March 3-5 and meet with President Clinton on March 4; the visit was announced during Clinton's trip to Kiev last month. The White House said the leaders will discuss implementation of the trilateral statement on removal of nuclear weapons from Ukraine, ways to promote economic reform in Kiev and security issues. AMBASSADOR SELECTED The president will nominate Derek Shearer, a former Commerce Department official, to be ambassador to Finland. Shearer is an associate professor of public policy at California's Occidental College where he also is director of the International and Public Affairs Center. DEFENSE POST FILLED 1linton will nominate John Deutch, a military technology expert, to be deputy secretary of defense. A former chairman of the chemistry department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Deutch is serving as undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology. He previously had been director of energy research in the Department of Energy, and has served on the White House Science Council, the President's Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee and the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. NNNN .