Title: Medvedev: Yeltsin `Fully Controls' Nuclear Arsenal Document Number: FBIS-SOV-95-136 Document Type: Daily Report Document Date: 14 Jul 1995 Division: RUSSIA NATIONAL AFFAIRS Subdivision: Political Issues Sourceline: LD1407183595 Moscow INTERFAX in English, 1702 GMT 14 Jul 95 AFS Number: LD1407183595 Citysource: Moscow INTERFAX Language: English Article Type: BFN>
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Yeltsin Controls Russian Nuclear Arsenal

Yeltsin Controls Russian Nuclear Arsenal

Moscow INTERFAX, 14 July 1995

[FBIS Transcribed Text] Moscow, July 14 (INTERFAX) --
Despite his illness Russian President Boris Yeltsin fully
controls the country's nuclear arsenal, presidential 
spokesman Sergey Medvedev told INTERFAX in an interview
today.
He said the so-called "nuclear button" or the special
communication system was following the president 
everywhere. According to Medvedev, Yeltsin now has the
"nuclear button" in the Central Clinical Hospital.
Medvedev said Yeltsin was fully aware of the events in
the world and the military situation and was maintaining 
permanent contacts with the Russian defense minister and the
 country's top generals.
Last time Yeltsin had to use the special communication
system when a Norwegian scientific missile put on alert the
Russian anti-missile defense. 

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