These minutes Leonid Roshal, head of the urgent surgery department of the Scientific Medical Centre of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, and journalist Anna Politkovskaya are negotiating on the release of the children still held hostage in the Theatre Centre, pressmen were told by Alexander Murashov, representative of the emergency headquarters.
Murashov stressed at the same time that the "matter concerns the release of the children-hostages under the age of 12."
Murashov also said that the negotiators are also trying to have the terrorists agree to hand hot food and drinking water to the hostages.
Ukrainian tanks attacked two border regions of Russia at a time. The tanks shelled Russia's Bryansk and Belgorod regions on Sunday, December 10