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STOCK EXCHANGE-Corrective Phase

1991 six tank divisions from the GDR, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and to disband them. Assault leading troops and several other formations and units, including assault crossing units with their weapons and combat equipment, will also be withdrawn from the groups of Soviet forces stationed in those countries. Soviet forces stationed in those countries will be reduced by 50,000 men and their armaments by 5,000 tanks... We shall also reduce the numerical strength of the armed forces and the numbers of armaments stationed in the European part of the USSR. In total, Soviet armed forces in this part of our country and in the territories of our European allies will be reduced by 10,000 tanks, 8,500 artillery systems and 800 combat aircraft." An important gesture towards improving Sino-Soviet relations was Gorbachev's announcement that a large portion of Soviet troops stationed in Mongolia would return home.

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