Yeltsin claims to have Chechen peace plan
Saturday 16 March 1996
Moscow - President Boris Yeltsin, facing an election in June, said he had a peace plan for Chechnya but kept it under wraps and Russian troops continued shelling in the separatist region. Liberal Russian MPs visiting Chechnya said the troops were targeting villages filled with civilians and refugees were pouring out to escape. Mr Yeltsin, who has said solving the crisis is crucial for his chances of re-election on 16 June, has made much of the proposed plan but has put off a final decision on it. Reuter
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