Despite a July11 agreement between the presidents of North Ossetia and Ingushetiaon the principles for resolving their republics’ territorial dispute,their representatives failed to make progress at a July 25 negotiatingsession, Interfax reported. The Ingush delegation demanded thatIngush refugees be repatriated by the end of 1995 to all 17 villagesof North Ossetia´s Prigorodnyi rayon from which they wereforced out in 1992 by North Ossetian and Russian forces. NorthOssetian representatives refused to set a final date for repatriationor to take responsibility for the security of any Ingush who doreturn. The sides also failed to agree on a date and venue forfurther talks.
Security Increased in North Caucasus.