Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 103

Despite rumors of his impending dismissal, an unnamed source in the Russian president’s entourage said yesterday that defense minister Pavel Grachev would remain in his post at least until the June 16 presidential election. The source said that Yeltsin "would hardly undertake major a personnel reshuffle before elections." (Itar-Tass, May 28)

Israel and Russia Reaffirm Friendly Relations.