A report that is said to be "unusually sharply critical" of human rights violations by Russian federal forces in Chechnya has been submitted to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe by members of the OSCE mission in Grozny. The report has not been published but, according to an account in the Neue Zuercher Zeitung of March 27, which is said to be accurate, it represents a more outspoken version of an earlier, sanitized document. The conclusion of the report’s authors is said to be that "the aim of Russian policy is clearly not to fight against the separatists, but to terrorize the civilian population." (For details, see the Jamestown Prism, April 5)
Polish-Russian Defense Trade Agreement.