The Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis took place from 14 June to 19 Junewhen a group of 80 to Chechen separatists led by Shamil Basayev attacked the southern Russian city of Budyonnovsk pop. The Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol.
II resulted in a ceasefire between Russia and Chechen separatists, and peace talks which later failed between Russia and the Chechens.
Basayev's men crossed into Stavropol Krai concealed in a column of military trucks. At about noon of 14 June they stormed the main police station and the city hall, where they raised Chechen flags over government offices.
After several hours, in the face of Russian reinforcements, the Chechens retreated to the residential district and regrouped in the city hospital. There they took hostage between 1, and 1, people some estimates reaching as high as 2, or even 2,Rock Notes - Monty Python - The Final Rip Off of them civilians including about children and a number of women with newborn infants.
On their way to the hospital they shot civilians that refused to cooperate. Basayev issued an ultimatum, threatening to kill the hostages unless his demands were met. These included an end to the First Chechen Warand direct negotiations by Russia with the Chechen representatives.
Also, Basayev demanded that the Russian authorities bring reporters to the scene and allow them to enter the Chechen position in the hospital. Russian president Boris Yeltsin immediately vowed to do everything possible to free the hostages, denouncing the attack as "unprecedented in cynicism and cruelty.
At about 8 pm on 15 June, the Chechens killed a hostage. When the reporters did not arrive at the arranged time, five other hostages were shot to death on Basayev's order. But Security Minister Sergei Stepashin called the reports of the execution "a bluff. After three days of siege, the Russian authorities ordered the security forces to retake the hospital compound. The strike force attacked the hospital compound at dawn on the fourth day, meeting fierce resistance.
After several hours of fighting in which many hostages were killed by crossfire, a local ceasefire was agreed on and hostages were released; 61 others were freed by the Russian troops. A second Russian attack on the hospital a few hours later also failed, and so did a third, resulting in even more casualties. The Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol. II authorities accused the Chechens of using the hostages as human shields.
Yeltsin's human rights advisor Sergey Kovalyov described the scene: "In half an hour the hospital was burning, and it was not until the next morning that we found out what happened there as a result of this shooting.
I saw with my own eyes pieces of human flesh stuck to the walls and the ceiling and burned corpses On 18 June, negotiations between Basayev and Russian prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin led to a compromise which became a turning point for the First Chechen War.
In exchange for release of the hostages, Russia agreed to halt military actions in Chechnya and begin negotiations. To release the hostages who have been held in Budenovsk, the Government of Russian Federation: 1.
Guarantees an immediate cessation of Soot And Paper - Various - Au Clair De La Lune operations and bombings in Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol. II territory of Chechnya from 05 AM, 19 Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol. II Along with this action, all the children, Haatmars (March Of Hate) - Haat - Factum Luctisonus, elderly, sick and wounded, who have been taken hostage, should be released.
Appoints a delegation, authorized to negotiate the terms of the peaceful settlement of conflict in Chechnya, with V. Mihailov as a leader and A. Volsky as a deputy. Negotiations will start immediately on the 18th Juneas soon as the delegation arrives in Grozny. All the other issues, including a question of withdrawal of the armed forces, will be peacefully resolved at the negotiating table.
After all the other hostages are released, will provide Sh. Basayev and his group with transport and secure their transportation from the scene to Chechen territory. Delegates the authorised representatives of the Government of the Russia Federation A. Korobeinikov and V. Medvedickov to deliver this Statement to Sh.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V. Chernomirdin 18 June The released hostages were especially angered by Yeltsin's decision to let the rebels go free. After meeting with Yeltsin, the Group of Seven condemned violence on both sides of the Chechen conflict. On 19 June, most of the hostages were released. Basayev's group, with volunteer hostages including 16 journalists and nine State Duma deputiestraveled uneventfully to the village of Zandakinside Chechnya, near the border with Dagestan.
The remaining hostages were then released; Basayev, accompanied by some of the journalists, went to the village of Dargo, where he was welcomed as a hero. The raid is widely seen as having been the turning point in the war. Until the Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol. II of the conflict, the Russian forces never regained the initiative. According to official figures, civilians were killed and were injured in the entire event of whom 18 later died of their wounds.
Over buildings in the town were destroyed Hostage Crisis - Various - Kryogenical Vol. II damaged, including 54 municipal buildings and private houses. The government's handling of the Budyonnovsk West Virginia Girls / The Dog In Difficulties / Paddy On The Handcar - George Faux - A Day In The Li perceived as inept by many Russians.
The State Dumathe lower house of Orgullo - Las Grecas - Por Siempre Grecas - Vol.1 Russian Parliament passed a motion of no confidence by to However, this was seen as purely symbolic, and the government did not resign. Still, the debacle cost both Stepashin and interior minister Viktor Yerin their jobs; they resigned on 30 June Basayev's force suffered 11 men killed and one missing; most of their bodies were returned to Chechnya in a special freezer truck.
In the years following the hostage taking, more than 30 of the surviving attackers have been killed, including Aslambek Abdulkhadzhiev in and Shamil Basayev inand more than 20 were sentenced by the Stavropol territorial court to various terms of imprisonment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. First Chechen War. Location of Stavropol Krai territory on the map of Russia.
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