Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 80

Russian president Boris Yeltsin’s national security advisor Yuri Baturin conferred in Dushanbe with Tajik president Imomali Rahmonov April 22 and 23 on continuing Russian military and technical assistance to Tajikistan. Baturin told a briefing afterward that Moscow supports a political resolution of the civil conflict "exclusively in accordance with Tajikistan’s constitution." Baturin also witnessed a tactical exercise of Russian "peacekeeping" troops and mentioned their readiness to cooperate with government forces. (Interfax, April 23)

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