CHECHNYA CANCELS CUSTOMS AGREEMENT WITH RUSSIA.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 126
The Chechen government announced yesterday that it was canceling a customs agreement with Russia because it had taken Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin too long to sign it. The document was signed by Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov and the heads of Russian and Chechen customs authorities on June 13, but Chernomyrdin, who has been on holiday for the past three weeks and is currently on an official visit to China, has not yet put his signature on it. (ORT, June 26)
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