Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 110

Accusing Russia of gross violations of the truce, rebels in Chechnya said Wednesday they were suspending fulfillment of a July military pact and breaking off peace talks with Russian representatives in the breakaway province. A statement by Chechen president Dudayev said the suspension of the pact was based on "continuous air and artillery attacks causing many casualties among the peaceful population of Chechnya and crude violations of obligations by the Russian side." Dudayev added that his side was pulling out of the negotiations "until the arrival in Chechnya of international observers and U.N. security forces, guaranteeing compliance with international norms."


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