During an address yesterday to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel called upon Russian president Boris Yeltsin to "assert himself against the military" and to implement his peace plan in order to bring an end to the "savage" war in Chechnya. "The first prerequisite is that an end be put to all the shooting and destruction," Kinkel said. "Human rights must be respected once more." (Reuter, April 16)
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