Basaev said such "operations" are necessary in order to battle what he called "chaos" and the disappearance of citizens in the separatist republic of Chechnya, which he blamed on Russia.
Yesterday, the Russian Foreign Ministry strongly criticized plans to air the interview, saying it would give "information support" to terrorists.
Channel 4 said it had sent its questions to Basaev through an intermediary after the Beslan seige. Station officials say it received a video CD with Basaev's responses some six weeks later.
Channel 4 said it did not know where Basaev filmed his responses, but believed the location was probably somewhere in Chechnya.
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