At present, the number of militants operating in Chechnya is estimated at 1,500-1,700, according to Ilya Shabalkin, spokesman for the regional HQ for counter-terrorist operations in the North Caucasus.
In his words, the militants include many mercenaries from CIS and non-CIS countries, and Russian citizens from other parts of the country.
We are waging an increasingly targeted fight against them. In November police detained 122 bandits, with over 20 of them eliminated when trying to open fire, said Shabalkin.
Besides, he added, over 70 people on the federal wanted list were arrested. Police confiscated 273 firearms units and 160,000 units of ammunition.
The USA does not have a picture of the strong Russia, and the Americans will never allow Russians become strong. Sanctions show how obvious the conflict is
Fearing that peace might break out with the two Koreas talking to each other, Washington instructed South Korean President to keep the message about anything but peace
The head of the British army, Nick Carter, said that Moscow was capable of taking "hostile actions" against the United Kingdom and NATO much earlier than expected