RF President's assistant Sergey Yastrzhembskiy considers that federal forces in Chechnya will manage to break down the resistance of rebels in a few months. "We hope that in winter we will manage to deliver a fatal blow to the Chechen rebel bands", - he said today. According to him, at the present time "about 1 or 1,5 thousand militants" resist federal forces. Yastrzhembskiy said that Russian subdivisions are searching for several Chechen commanders: they are "Khattab, Basayevs brothers and Akhmadovs and Barayev". "It concerns Maskhadov in a lesser degree because not too many people are under his command."
The Russian military have already achieved significant success in the demilitarization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine