The Constituent Republics began to declare national sovereignty and began a “war of laws” with the central government of Moscow; They rejected trade union laws that are at odds with local laws, claim control of their local economy and refused to pay taxes. Landsbergis, president of the Supreme Council of Lithuania, also freed Lithuanian men from compulsory service in Soviet forces. This conflict caused economic disruption due to the breakdown of power lines and led to a further decline of the Soviet economy.  The disintegration of the Soviet Union had long been evident, but the last act began on Sunday, August 18, 1991 at 4:50 p.m. Mr. Sourspre. Mikhail Gorbachev was at his dacha in the Crimean resort of Foros when he was contacted by four men who asked to be in court. You were his chief of staff, Valery Boldin; Oleg Baklanov, Senior Vice-President of the U.S.S.R. Defense Council; Oleg Shenin, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (KPdSU); And General Valentin Varennikov, head of the ground forces of the Soviet army. They were accompanied by KGB General Yuri Plekhanov, head of party and state personnel security.
Their unexpected arrival aroused Gorbachev`s suspicions, and when he tried to use the phone, he was dead. They had come to ask, on behalf of the State Committee for the State of Emergency at the U.S. S.S.R., that Gorbachev sign a document that testifies to the state of emergency and transfers power to his vice-president, Gennadi Janaev. They were stunned when Gorbachev refused and reprimanded them as traitorous blackmailers. You knew pretty well who I was, but it was necessary! No one else could call from the Belavezha forest because I was the leader there, you see. And in the end, it took time to reach Gorbachev, and Yeltsin could see that I was talking. And I was sitting away from him, so Yeltsin, who also had Andrey Kozyrev on the phone, started voting for Bush. And while I was explaining Gorbachev`s assistants, I could hear Yeltsin talking to Bush. Gorbachev asked me in a very didactic tone: “And have you thought about how the international community will react?” And I said, “You know, Mikhail Sergei Sergeevich, it reacted well. Boris Nikolaevich [Yeltsin] called Bush and Bush treats the news in a positive way, you see? So, silence! And since then, he has always challenged me very formally….
In a letter dated 24 December 1991, Boris Yeltsin, President of the Russian Federation, informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the accession of the Soviet Union to the Security Council and all other UN bodies was being pursued by the Russian Federation, with the support of the eleven member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.