[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book I)]
[March 24, 1993]
[Page 346]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Exchange With Reporters on Russia
March 24, 1993

    Q. Mr. President, did you and Mr. Kozyrev reach any kind of 
agreement on the type of aid package that might be most helpful for 
    The President. No, we discussed what I was thinking about and what 
our people are working on. And I told him it would be a good and 
specific package, and I was looking forward to having the opportunity to 
discuss it with President Yeltsin.
    Q. Did he give you any encouragement, sir, that the current 
political crisis could be resolved?
    The President. I think he's hopeful.
    Q. Any specifics as to how it might be resolved, sir?
    The President. No, he's been here with me.

Note: The exchange began at 3:50 p.m. in the State Dining Room at the 
White House, prior to a meeting with members of the National Council of 
Churches. A tape was not available for verification of the content of 
this exchange.