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Wednesday, July 8, 1998 Published at 18:20 GMT 19:20 UK


World: Europe

Chechen PM's resignation accepted


The Chechen president, Aslan Maskhadov, has accepted the resignation of his prime minister, Shamil Basayev.

Mr Basayev announced last week he was standing down, saying he'd come to the end of his six-month mandate.

He's still officially wanted by the Russian authorities in connection with a hostage-taking incident in southern Russia during the Chechen war, in which more than a-hundred people were killed.

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