The heads of the Russian Interior Affairs Ministry do not rule out thepossibility of the acceleration of the situation in Chechnya owing to aspecial operation carried out by the Georgian army in the Pankisi gorge,Deputy Interior Minister of Russia, Supreme Commander of the RussianInterior Corps Vyacheslav Tikhomirov said in an interview with RBC.Answering RosBusinessConsulting's question, he did not dismiss thepossibility that the Georgian armed forces would try to force Chechenmilitants back to Chechnya from Georgia. Tikhomirov expressed doubtregarding the success of the special operation being conducted by theGeorgian army in the Pankisi gorge. "There can be no tangible results ifeach thug or terrorist is told someone is going to come and nab him in aday", the Interior Ministry official said. According to the SupremeCommander of the Russian Interior Corps, the activity of militants involvedin a mine war, has grown. According to the Interior Ministry's data, itpoints to the fact that militants received fresh funds from their sponsors..
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