Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 71

The exchange of prisoners remainedelusive as the Russian commander in chief, Lt. General AnatolyRomanov, demanded from the Chechen side to account for 54 Russianservicemen listed as missing in action. Romanov claimed to haveinformation that the servicemen were in Chechen hands. He rejectedthe proposal of Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen chief of staff and co-chairmanof the Russian-Chechen armistice control commission, to exchangeprisoners according to the principle "all for all"and to proceed immediately and unconditionally. Maskhadov explainedthat he holds only a few Russian prisoners, and that others maybe held by Chechen commanders not under his control. Again, therewas no information on the fate of Fred Cuny, the American aidspecialist missing in the region since April 9.

Siberia and Far East Identified as Chief Sources of Arms Trafficking.