TERMS OF WAR AND PEACE: CHECHEN LEADER JOKHAR DUDAYEV

CHECHEN LEADER JOKHAR DUDAYEV

The war in Chechnya has resulted in tragedy for the Chechens, humiliation for the Russian army and political disaster for Boris Yeltsin. His nemesis in the breakaway republic is Jokhar Dudayev, 52, the rebel President, formerly a major general in the Soviet air force. Dudayev lives on the run, moving every night. Time's Yuri Zarakhovich spoke to him recently in a safe house about 500 yds. from the nearest Russian outpost.

TIME: Twice during the past six months, your men have captured civilian hospitals and taken hostages in Russia. Are you trying to win your independence with terror tactics?

Dudayev: The...

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