Federal forces subdivisions blocked Gudermes. They completely blocked entrance and exit of traffic, only military traffic is admitted. Movement along the city is limited, too. A spokesman of press-service of Chechen administration leader said that the these measures were caused by the information that militants were planning to attack and occupy Gudermes, Ria-Novosti announces. However it was not reported how long these security measures will be in use.
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE