YELTSIN DENIES DUMA ACCESS TO CHECHNYA DOCUMENTS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 17
Duma deputy StanislavGovorukhin, the chairman of a commission on Chechnya, told Vechernyaya MoskvaMay 18 that his group has been denied access to key documentation on theconflict. Govorukhin also said he believes that defense minister PavelGrachev had warned Yeltsin’s Security Council before the invasion thatRussian forces would face strong resistance and a lengthy war, but that othermembers of the President’s inner circle had attacked the defense minister,and Yeltsin himself accused Grachev of “cowardice.”
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