31 July 2002 TBILISI, 30 July (Civil Georgia)–Military actions taking place in Chechnya, near the Georgian border, have again triggered categorical demands by Russian officials to allow Russian troops into the Pankisi gorge [a region of Georgia bordering Chechnya], but Tbilisi has steadfastly rejected the request. Russians claim that the clashes, which began 27 July […]

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