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Russia/US: Clinton's Injury Brings No Summit Changes

Washington, 14 March 1997 (RFE/RL) - The White House says U.S. President Bill Clinton still plans to attend his summit conference with Russian President Boris Yeltsin, despite Clinton's pending surgery for a knee injury.

Spokeswomen Maryellen Glynn told reporters a short time ago that there are no plans to change Clinton's schedule. He is due to meet Yeltsin in Helsinki on Wednesday and Thursday. Glynn says she believes Clinton intends to keep to his agenda.

Clinton is to have surgery later today outside Washington to repair what is described as substantial damage to his knee. He injured it earlier today when he fell on steps while visiting the home of professional golfer Greg Norman in the southern state of Florida.