Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 29

Russian forces continued to prepare for an assault on the mountains, Moscow radio reported June 8. But Russian commentators continued to suggest that the Chechen opposition was in despair. Russian radio reported that Dudayev’s agents were being forced to seek mercenaries in Abkhazia. Russian officials said that seized documents showed Dudayev to have been involved in criminal activities and to be in deep trouble now. At the same time, Moscow television charged June 7 that Azerbaijan’s opposition People’s Front was helping Dudayev to obtain arms.

Again June 8 there was no further word on the fate of Fred Cuny, the American aid worker who has been missing in Chechnya since April 9.

Presidential Official Threatens Economic Sanctions on Balts.