Nine Chechen fighters have been killed and 15 wounded in a fighting against federal forces in Argun, reports the united press-centre of the FSB, defence and interior ministries. As a Russian reconnaissance unit, performing an assignment in the railway station Argun at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, bumped into a Chechen fighter group, two of the latter were killed while the rest took up an all-round defence position. As a result of the fighting which continued until 06:30 a.m. Friday, seven fighters were killed and 15 wounded. Three automatic explosive devices, 25 electrical detonators and a radio station were discovered on the bodies of the dead. Federal casualties have not been reported.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.