A successful operation in Argun has a positive impact on the course of the Chechen anti-terrorist campaign, Nikolai Britvin, deputy presidential envoy to the Southern Federal District, has told reporters. Argun is not solely one of Chechya's largest cities, but a key strategic object as well, emphasized Mr Britvin. Argun developments have a dramatic influence on the situation throughout the republic, he said. Argun is where major motorways, leading to Grozny and mountainous districts, cross. The republican government's objective of current importance is to develop the city economy. The federal official deemed it necessary to improve job opportunities in the city in the shortest time possible.