Russian law-enforcement bodies have conducted a number of special operations against Chechen rebel groups in the past 24 hours. An organiser of terrorist actions against federal forces has been killed in the Chechen town of Argun. During the shooting which followed the arrest, the rebel was killed. His fist name and his surname have not been revealed to the press.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969