Russian Armed Forces General Staff Chief Anatoly Kvashnin told reporters Thursday there are no large gangs left in Chechnya, except separate ones. Bandit groups under the command of Maskhadov and Basayev have practically stopped operating. Khattab's foreign mercenaries financed from abroad are the only ones that remain, said the General Staff Chief.
HMS Defender of the British Navy entered the territorial waters of Russia on June 23. Russian border guards opened warning fire on the British destroyer. UK said it did not happen