Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 37

In a June 20 Moscow radio interview, defense minister Pavel Grachev said he “personally regreted” the retirement of Lt. Gen. Aleksandr Lebed and would have been pleased to continue to serve with him. His remarks were in sharp contrast to his earlier gloating when he accepted Lebed’s resignation papers with unseemly haste. In other remarks, Grachev said that the Russian army had faced a “unique” set of problems in Chechnya but was not responsible for intelligence failures there or in Budennovsk.

Kozyrev Renews Call for OSCE-Led European Security System.