Echoing the "power ministries" (see Monitor, April 12) President Boris Yeltsin’s political aide Georgy Satarov yesterday questioned the proposed mediated negotiations with Chechen president Djohar Dudaev. Satarov accused Dudaev of unwillingness to negotiate and called for negotiations with other, unidentified "sober-minded" Chechens. Satarov also required that the mediators be Moslems. Dudaev had listed some prominent Russian political figures as preferred mediators. (Itar-Tass, April 14)
Kremlin Views Sevastopol as Russian City.