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Russia / Chechnya / Hostages #401736

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 22, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Journalists' report in the breakaway Russian region of Chechnya, where hostages are still being held, noted; scenes shown of the rebel leader with hostages.

(Moscow: Eileen O'Connor) The accusations about how the Russian military campaign against the Chechens in Pervomaiskaya was carried out examined; scenes shown of Russian soldiers killed in the siege. [Several Russian SOLDIERS - (thru translator) blame the leadership for the conditions under which they fought.] [Federal Security Service General Mikhail BARSUKOV - (thru translator) explains why missiles were used.] [Russian Parliament member Ramazan ABDULATIPOV - (thru translator) comments.]

O'Connor, Eileen;
Woodruff, Judy

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