Yesterday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Moscow's military campaign in Chechnya may end "soon," but declined to be specific.
Meanwhile, Itar-Tass says the Russian Permanent Chamber for Human Rights will today meet to discuss the plight of more than 220,000 refugees who have fled Chechnya since Moscow began its campaign to destroy rebel forces in September.
Some Chechens who fled to neighboring Ingushetia have told visiting UN officials that Russians in charge of refugee camps were not giving them food. One Russian official said food was not being given to people from areas now considered safe.
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