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Russia / Chechnya / Hostages #401525

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 15, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.

(Moscow: Siobhan Darrow) Russian offensive against the Chechen rebels who had been holding hostages reviewed.

(Pervomaiskaya, Russia: Eileen O'Connor) Information about the battle reported; military scenes shown from Pervomaiskaya. [Two Dagestan VILLAGERS - (thru translator) comment on the fighting.]

(Moscow: Siobhan Darrow) Russian President Boris Yeltsin's decision to storm the rebels and the political opposition to his handling of the Chechen situation noted. [YELTSIN - (thru translator) says such bandit formations have to be eliminated.]

Darrow, Siobhan;
O'Connor, Eileen;
Shaw, Bernard

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