RUSSIA: CHECHEN REBEL FIGHTERS TO JOIN RUSSIAN TROOPS TO PATROL THE TROUBLED REPUBLIC UNDER THE TERMS OF A TRUCE
- Title: RUSSIA: CHECHEN REBEL FIGHTERS TO JOIN RUSSIAN TROOPS TO PATROL THE TROUBLED REPUBLIC UNDER THE TERMS OF A TRUCE
- Date: 24th August 1996
- Summary: ROAD FROM SHATOI/ STARYE ATAGI, CHECHNYA; RUSSIA (AUGUST 24, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) ROAD FROM SHATOI 1. LV RUSSIAN TRUCKS, ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIERS (APCs) AND TANKERS DRIVING ALONG ROAD TO STARYE ATAGI (3 SHOTS) 0.30 STARYE ATAGI 2. SLV/SV CHECHEN CHILDREN CHANT 'ALLAH AKBAR' (GOD IS GREAT) AND NATIONALIST SLOGANS IN SUPPORT OF CHECHEN REBEL COMMANDER ASLAN MASKHADOV/CHECHEN FIGHTERS LOOK ON (5 SHOTS) 0.56 3. MCU CHECHEN REBEL COMMANDER ASLAN MASKHADOV (WHITE HAIR, NO HAT) WATCHES 1.00 4. SV/MCU/SLV CHECHEN FIGHTERS GATHERED, AND FORM INTO RANKS/CHECHEN REBEL INFORMATION MINISTER MOVLADI UDUGOV SEEN (CAP BEARD, HOLDING MOBILE PHONE WITH RUBBER AERIAL) (3 SHOTS) 1.15 5. MCU MASKHADOV WATCHES (HOLDING RADIO) 1.20 6. SLV/MCU/LV/SV CHECHEN FIGHTERS FORM INTO LINES AND LISTEN TO MASKHADOV (5 SHOTS) 1.58 7. SLV/SV/MCU CHECHEN FIGHTERS GET INTO CARS, READY FOR JOINT PATROLS (4 SHOTS) 2.17 8. CU CHECHEN FLAG AND GUN 2.21 9. GV CHECHEN FIGHTERS GATHERED ON FIELD IN TOWN 2.26 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: ROAD FROM SHATOI/ STARYE ATAGI, CHECHNYA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:02:25
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- Story Text: INTRO: Chechen rebel fighters had a meeting with their commander in Starye Atagi before joining forces with Russian troops to patrol the troubled republic under the terms of a truce.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- Russians and Chechens were preparing to set up joint forces to patrol the wartorn region of Chechnya on Saturday (August 24).
The Chechen fighters met with rebel commander Aslan Maskhadov and Chechen separatist Information Minister Movladi Udugov in Starye Atagi before leaving to attend the joint patrols.
The rebel fighters, toting Kalashnikov rifles, milled about under the hot afternoon sun and chatted with their commander as children looked on.
They swore an oath of allegiance to Maskhadov before leaving to join the patrols.
The patrols were set up under the terms of a military deal struck on Thursday (August 22) between Maskhadov and Russian security chief Alexander Lebed.
Maskhadov was due to meet Lebed in Novye Atagi for more talks later on Saturday.
Also on Saturday, some of the Russian troops which are being pulled out of areas of Chechnya under the terms of the truce were on the move.
A small column of Russian armoured personnel carriers (apcs) and trucks left the mountain village of Shatoi in the southern region headed for Starye Atagi where they will join the joint Russian-Chechen patrols.
The pullout had been delayed one day to give soldiers a chance to clear mines.
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