Putin, Koshman discuss Chechnya

First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Koshman, who is the Russian government representative in Chechnya, briefed acting President Putin on 3 January on the situation in the districts of Chechnya that are under the control of federal forces, Russian agencies reported. Putin instructed Koshman to arrange supplies of medicines and school textbooks to the districts in question and to have damaged power lines in the Urus Martan and Shali raions repaired. LF

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