Yeltsinaide Georgy Satarov told Russian television August 17 that hedid not see any "light at the end of the tunnel" ofChechnya. Instead, he said that the tragedy of this situationis that it is not defined by a choice between two alternatives:war or negotiations. This is a terrible illness, and many countriessuffer with such illnesses for decades. … It is an illness ofcivilization." Russia is particularly poorly equipped todeal with this "illness" because its own "body"is in such a weakened condition, Satarov said.
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