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which itself is unusual in such a debate. We should, in substance, avoid hasty decisions. The priorities are and should remain to put an end to the fighting, to allow humanitarian relief, and to work for a political agreement which allows the Chechen people to express their identify within the Russian Federation. We must encourage the Russians to allow the international community and, in particular, the OSCE to co-operate in the implementation of those objectives. Question put and agreed to.

Adjourned accordingly at sixteen minutes to Eleven o'clock.

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