Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 150

Two senior Russian troop commanders in southern Chechnya told correspondents on background that talks with the insurgent leadership are unlikely to resume since "we have a clear order to destroy them all." The officers said that the orders came immediately after Yeltsin was reelected president. (Russian and Western agencies, July 30 and 31)

Primakov: Chechen Resistance is Terrorist Organization.