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FERMENT ABROAD: HAVE SOVIET TROOPS BEEN ORDERED TO ARMENIA?

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An Armenian member of parliament said Saturday that 50,000 Soviet troops had been ordered to the republic and that 30 percent of them had already arrived, according to a spokesman of the Armenian National Movement.

Another challenge to President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's attempt to hold the union together came from the three Baltic republics, which declared jointly overnight that they would not negotiate a new relationship with the Soviet Union but only the restoration of their independence.The Armenian spokesman also reported in a telephone interview from Yerevan that the republic's interior minister, Levon Galasyan, suddenly left the capital Saturday on a plane for Moscow to meet his Soviet counterpart, Vadim Bakatin.

Bakatin had warned on Friday that Interior Ministry soldiers - and even the Soviet army - would be used if necessary to enforce a decree issued Wednesday giving the armed units 15 days to disarm and disband.