Russia’s commander in Chechnya and the Chechen chief of staff yesterday signed an agreement to implement the armistice negotiated August 22 by Aleksandr Lebed. Russian troops are to complete their withdrawal to specified lowland sites outside Grozny by September 1, pending withdrawal of most of them from Chechnya. Grozny will be policed by token joint units. (Russian and Western agencies, August 27 and 28)
Russian-Iranian Space Cooperation.