Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Maskhadov killed

Reports are appearing on Ekho Moskvy and other Russian media that the elected Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov has been killed by Russian FSB forces. Leading human rights activist Valeria Novodvorskaya is quoted as saying that if it is true that Maskhadov has been killed, then it will have been done for one reason only: to make negotiations impossible.

Zakayev has now confirmed the death.

Siberian Light has a running update on developments.

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