AIRBORNE COMMANDER: NO ONE SAID WE’D HAVE TO FIGHT IN CHECHNYA.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 66
Col. Gen. Podkolzin told Moskovskiye novosti (no. 51)that prior to the December 1994 intervention, "no one toldus we were going to fight a war" in Chechnya. Instead, heand his officers thought they were simply going to be involvedwith disarming a few units.