RFE/RL: PRO-INDEPENDENCE CHECHENS INCREASE RECRUITMENT
- RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 5, No. 64, Part I, 2 April 2001
PRO-INDEPENDENCE CHECHENS INCREASE RECRUITMENT.
A spokesman for Federal Forces in the North Caucasus told ITAR-TASS on 31
March that Chechen guerilla groups had increased their recruitment of
civilians and were moving into Grozny and the northern plains of the republic.
Meanwhile, Akhmed Kadyrov, chief of the pro-Moscow interim Chechen
administration, said on 30 March that no election or referendum will be
possible in Chechnya during the next two years because the majority of
Chechens cannot come to the republic to take part in such ballots, ITAR-TASS
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