Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 109

The sluggish "peace process" in Chechnya has been scrambled by the bomb attack last Friday which hospitalized the commander of Russian forces in that breakaway republic. Despite the opposition of Chechen negotiators, Russia has suspended implementation of the military accord which was signed on July 30. Hard-liners in Moscow are calling for harsh reprisals against the Chechens, whom they blame for the assassination attempt, or at least for the declaration of a state of emergency. However on Tuesday Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Chernomyrdin met, and announced afterwards that they see no need for a state of emergency at this time.

Moscow to Exert More Control Over Arms Sales.