Moscow, June 21 (RFE/RL) - The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe - OSCE - reports that Russian commander,
Lt-Gen. Vyacheslav Tikhomirov, and Chechen military chief, Aslan
Maskhadov, will hold talks today in the village of Atagi, 45 kms
south of Grozny.
RFE/RL correspondent quotes the OSCE as saying the meeting will focus
on military issues, including the withdrawal of Russian troops from
Chechnya and the disarming of Chechen separatists.
Chechen separatists are reported to have shot down a Russian
helicopter yesterday, killing one servicemen and injuring seven others at the village of Tsentoroi in the southeast of the republic.
Five Russian soldiers were reported to have been killed in Grozny today, when two armoured personell carriers hit land mines.