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Chechnya: OSCE Envoy Due In Moscow Today

Moscow, 11 November 1999 (RFE/RL) - An envoy from the Organization for Security and Cooperation In Europe (OSCE) is expected in Moscow today for talks with Russian officials on Russia's military campaign in Chechnya. The envoy, Kim Traavik of Norway, yesterday visited refugee camps in Ingushetia and warned that tens of thousands of Chechen refugees face very severe conditions with the onset of snow and freezing temperatures at night. However, Traavik denied reports quoting him as saying the Chechen situation was no longer Russia's internal affair.