A large militant camp was rendered harmless in Chechnya's Kurchaloi district, reported the headquarters of the United Federal Forces on Tuesday. The camp was designed to train about 150-200 people and was situated outside the village of Beshil-Irzoi.
Law enforcers have seized a large quantity of ammunition and a space communication device. The latter, according to the headquarters, shows that the camp belonged to an influential warlord.
In the meantime, the federal forces keep searching for militants and weapons. Over the past 24 hours only, they conducted 10 special operations in the districts of Shali, Nadterechnaya, Achkhoi-Martan and Vedeno, killing four militants who offered armed resistance. 12 people were arrested on suspicion of being affiliated with illegal armed units.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign