. Russianand Chechen military commanders met August 23 to continue discussionsabout implementing the military agreement in an atmosphere thatboth sides described as basically good. But the actual disarmingof Chechen military units has slowed with initial deadlines slippinga week or more in various regions. Commentaries in the Moscowmedia suggested that one of the reasons for the current difficultiesin negotiations is that both Moscow and Chechnya contain bothhawks and doves and that any concessions by one group inevitablyleads to reactions by others. Meanwhile, Interior Minister AnatolyKulikov told Russian reporters August 22 that his men were notbeing paid and that the interior ministry forces in Chechnya werenow "fighting on credit." He said that his men, liketheir army colleagues, were living in appalling conditions withlittle food or housing.
Ukrainian Peacekeepers Leave Gorazde