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Chechnya Accord Stumbles On

CHECHEN President Dzhokhar Dudayev is committed to fulfilling a peace accord with Moscow, a spokesman said yesterday.

Dudayev spokesman Movladi Udugov said Dudayev and the commander of Chechen forces, Aslan Maskhadov, met for more than three hours Saturday night to discuss the July 30 agreement.

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Dudayev has complained that the Russians were dragging their feet on fulfilling their part of the pact, which allows for Russian troop withdrawal and Chechen disarmament after a brutal seven-month war over Chechen independence from Russia. The Russians have made similar allegations about the Chechens. Implementation of the accord on military issues began this week despite hitches and continued tensions.