Soviets May Return Honecker to West

Associated Press

Former East German leader Erich Honecker may be returned from the Soviet Union, now that his hard-line protectors have been ousted after the failed coup, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted Vatsheslava Dashitshev, an adviser to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, as saying that Honecker was illegally spirited to Moscow on March 13 by hard-liners in the Soviet government.