Head of the Chechen government Stanislav Ilyasov has rebutted rumours about his possible resignation, circulating in Grozny. Ilyasov said he had no intention to step down. I will be working hard till the entire economic mechanism is restored in Chechnya, stressed the Chechen prime minister in an interview with newsmen. According to Ilyasov, his government is already making headway in this direction. Ilyasov also noted that he had normal relations with the head of the Chechen administration, Akhmad Kadyrov. The prime minister refuted rumours about the Chechen government using financial resources to its own benefit. He stressed that his government had not spent an extra kopeck.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea