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."
Nearly every day there is some retired American military General on the news doing an interview about the Ukrainians “taking back” Crimea or “pushing out” the Russians or claiming 1991 borders “must be respected” for the dispute to end