…WHILE HIS TROOPS CONTINUE OPERATIONS ON THE GROUND.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 92
Yeltsin’s insistence on Doku Zavgayev’s participation is just one obstacle to talks. In Chechnya itself, Russian helicopters continued to strafe the district center Urus-Martan May 11-13, bringing the civilian casualty toll to 6 killed and more than 30 wounded, including a group of preschool children. At least 4 civilians were killed and a dozen wounded near Argun when a Russian armor column shelled a village in reprisal for a failed ambush by a Chechen detachment. The resistance for its part killed at least 8 Russian soldiers in skirmishes in and around Grozny over the weekend and reentered in force the supposedly Russian-controlled district center Vedeno. (Russian and Western agencies, May 11-13)
Primakov Envisions Revived "Center" — But Trade Trends Indicate Otherwise.