In Nozhay-Urtovsky area of Chechnya in the course of special operation one of Chechen commanders, militants’ instructor for mine and subversive activity, Ymar Boltukayev was killed. Another militant, Ranzan Boltukayev was wounded, a source in the Justice Ministry reports. Boltukayev was a private guide of Aslan Maskhadov, the source announces. 19 other persons, suspected of involving in armed groups, were detained in Chechnya. Five local inhabitants were detained for passport regulations violation, “Interfax” announces. Meanwhile, December 28 and 29 a prison in Grozny was fired at.
Military expert Vladimir Orlov expressed the opinion that the Pentagon is preparing to strike at least four Russian regions.