CHECHEN LEADERS SUGGEST MASKHADOV SURRENDER
MOSCOW, February 8 (RIA Novosti) - Chechen leaders suggest separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov should give himself up, according to the message issued by the Chechen president's public relations office on Tuesday.
"The leaders of the Chechen Republic have again suggested Maskhadov should give himself up," the message reads.
According to the press release, the above is how Chechen President Alu Alkhanov and Vice-Premier Ramzan Kadyrov commented the day before on Maskhadov's statement, in which he suggested holding negotiations and promised to hand over ringleaders involved in terrorist attacks to an international tribunal.
"Talks with those involved in bloody crimes against society are out of question. The only feasible way out for such persons is surrender," Mr. Alkhanov said.
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