Yuri Baturin, President Yeltsin’s national security aide, warned today that the "artificial" acceleration of the Chechen peace plan for election purposes would cost Russia too dearly and made it clear that some army generals want to continue fighting in the rebel republic. Returning today from Chechnya, Baturin said, "I believe it will be extremely difficult to implement the peace plan. Very much depends on the factor of time. If the process of the settlement is pushed ahead artificially, the cost of its implementation will increase." (Itar-Tass, April 22)
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