KGB INTERROGATION OF U.S. POW'S DENIED

Created: 1/21/1992

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[Text) Onanuary, the Vietnam office for the search

. servicemen missing in actionessageFOR RELEASE

. MIA office in Hanoi. The1

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ith regardtatement by. Soviet General Oleg Kalugin Lhat KGB personnelumber of

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U.S. POWs in Vietnam5heide has

affirmed that this was an ill-lntantloned

fabrication. However. sympathizing with the concern of

the people. Congress, and Government of the United

States. Vietnam has conducted serious and careful investigations into this siatter.

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rosult of these investigations showed that thereinterrogation. prisoners of war by. troop withdrawal1 and after the endVietnam warhe investigations showedwas only one contact between KGB personnel and a

U.S. prisoner of war by the name of Eugene Andre Heaver. Mr. Heaver was captured by Vietnam in Hue city onpon learning that Mr. Weaver was an American of Russian origin, the Soviet side requested to meet with him. and the request was accepted by the Vietnamese side. InGB official. Mr. Oleg Mechiporenko. met Mr. Weaver on one occasion. The meeting did not resume later because Mr. Weaver refused to meet with him again. Inhe Vietnamese side returned Mr. Weaver to. aide. .TEXT:

abovementioned discussion between aagent. prisoner of war ofwas the only such meeting that occured, andbefore Vietnam's return. prisoners of warThis event should not be used as an excuse to cook

up the story about Russian intelligence agents. prisoners of war aftor the end of the war. .TEXT:

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