Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 112

Several Chechen negotiators in Grozny said on Wednesday that they could not rule out a repeat of the Budennovsk hostage crisis which occurred this summer-similar actions reportedly are in the works-given Russia’s refusal to enter into a genuine dialogue with Chechen rebels. As if more proof were needed that the Chechens will continue to make life miserable for the Russians, on Thursday unknown assailants shot at the third-story windows of Oleg Lobov’s office in the Grozny headquarters of the Russian Federation executive administration. Lobov is Boris Yeltsin’s representative to Chechnya. (9)

But Yeltsin Vows Peaceful Policy.