SPECIAL OPERATIONS AGAINST CHECHEN WARLORDS ON
MOSCOW, OCTOBER 31, RIA NOVOSTI -- Vladimir Moltenskoi, commander of
the Joint Group of Federal Forces in the North Caucasus, has
disproved media reports alleging that he had ordered to suspend a
special operation against Chechen militant leaders.
"These reports are not true and Chechen warlords should not better
relax," Moltenskoi told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
He stressed that federal units are conducting reconnaissance and
search operations according to the plans, which among other things
aim to block and destroy leaders of illegal armed groupings. "I see
no reason why such operations should be suspended or cancelled," said
To him, a large-scale operation is being completed in the Nozhai-Yurt
district of Chechnya. In the course of the operation discovered were
several militant bases and hideouts with weapons.
The military reported on 200 militants which have been destroyed or
detained over the last two weeks.