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November 5, 1985
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ON PARE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 5 November 1985 KCA agent back Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/29: CIA-RDP90-00552R000302730007-1 said Yurchenko----weuid No.5manatKGB CIA r nrea nta a pa L. Volz refused to confirm or deny a report, Yurchenko, 50, was de- scribed as the No. S man in the KGB, the Soviet intelli- gence service, at the time he defected in Rome in early August. According to U.S. government sources, he in the cold ASHINGTON-In a hn le Came spy novel, KGB agent who de. ted to the United tes earlier this year ck to the Soviet Union , ficials said last night. V italy Yurchenko, a high. el Soviet KGB officer wh o fected to the West in Au. st, has re-defected to the viet Union, a spokesma n r the Senate Intelligence mmittee said. The spokesman, Dave served as first secretary of the Soviet embassy in Washington from 1975-80 and oversaw KGB intelligence operations In the United States. The sources said Yur- chenko had been undergoing extensive interrogation by the CIA at an undisclosed location in the United States. Acting on information he provided, U.S. authorities said they learned that Ed- ward Howard, a former CIA employe, sold intelligence secrets to the Soviet Union. Howard, a 33-year-old econo- mic analyst for the New Mex- ico Legislature, vanished in early October while under FBI surveillance. Howard was last reported to be in Helsinki. Finland. 2d spy identified U.S. government sources said Yurchenko identified another American who had been working for the KGB, but no arrests have yet re- sulted from that information. An arrest warrant issued on Sept. 23 in Albuquerque charged Howard with con. spiracy to deliver national defense information to aid a foreign government. Howard worked for the CIA from January 1981 to June 1983, but left the agency after fall. soing saidlYgraph exam, The United States has on- ly acknowledged the defec. tion of Yerchenko officially on one occasion. On Oct. 11, following reports that Yur. chenko had defected, the de- partment said: "We can now officially confirm that Vitaly Yurchenko, a senior official of the KGB, has been in the United States for some time. He had previously asked that his presence here not be publicized." Yurchenko disappeared while on a mission to Rome in late June or early July. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/29: CIA-RDP90-00552R000302730007-1